Gaspard II DE COLIGNY

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French Ancien Régime

FrenchBorn Gaspard DE COLIGNY

French nobleman and admiral

Born on February 16, 1519 in Châtillon-sur-Loing, France , France

Died on August 24, 1572 in Paris, France

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Coligny came of a noble family of Burgundy. His family traced their descent from the 11th century, and in the reign of Louis XI, were in the service of the King of France. His father, Gaspard I de Coligny, known as the 'Marshal of Châtillon', served in the Italian Wars from 1494 to 1516, married in 1514, and was created Marshal of France in 1516. By his wife, Louise de Montmorency, sister of the future constable, he had three sons, all of whom played an important part in the first period of the Wars of Religion: Odet, Gaspard and François.



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