Louis François DE BOUFFLERS

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French Ancien Régime

FrenchBorn Louis François DE BOUFFLERS

Marshal of France

Born on January 10, 1644 in Cagny, France , France

Died on August 22, 1711 in Fontainebleau, France

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He entered the army and saw service in 1663 at the siege of Marsal, becoming colonel of dragoons in 1669. In the conquest of Lorraine (1670), he served under Marshal de Créqui. In the Dutch Republic, he served under Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, frequently distinguishing himself by his skill and bravery; and when Turenne was killed by a cannon shot in 1675, he commanded the rear-guard during the retreat of the French army. He was already a brigadier, and in 1677 he became maréchal de camp.

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