Coat of arms of the counts and dukes of Noailles (gules, a bend or).
Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles (1504–1562) became admiral of France, and was ambassador in England during three important years, 1553–1556, maintaining a gallant but unsuccessful rivalry with the Spanish ambassador, Simon Renard.
Antoine was the eldest of three brothers who served as French diplomats, three of the 19 children of Louis de Noailles and Catherine de Pierre-Buffière.
His career started at the age of 25 with a trip with Francis de la Tour,
Vidscount of Turenne, to Spain to arrange the marriage of Francis I of France with Eleanor of Austria, and he signed the final marriage contract. He then helped in the Italian wars and two missions to Scotland in 1548.
Gilles and François were clergymen. His wife was Jeanne de Gontaut, who following his death, became a lady-in-waiting to Catherine de Medici.
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Marie-Françoise de Bournonville
Marie Christine, Duchess of Gramont Louis Marie
Louis Paul, Count of Ayen
Marie Charlotte, Marchioness of Coëtquen
Adrien Maurice, Duke of Noailles Anne Louise
Lucie Félicité, Maréchal d'Estrées
Marie Thérèse, Duchess of La Vallière Emmanuel Jules, Count of Noailles
Marie Françoise, Marchioness of Lavardin
Marie Victoire, Countess of Toulouse Marie Émilie, Marchioness of Châteauregnaud
Jules Adrien, Count of Noailles
Anne Louise, Marchioness of Louvois
Caroline Antoinette de La Ferté-Meun-Molé de Champlâtreux
Marie Emma Madeleine
Pauline Marie Jacqueline
Adrien Maurice Victurnien Mathieu de Noailles, Duke of Noailles
Helie Guillaume Hubert, Marquis de Noailles
Mathieu Fernand Frédéric Pascal, Marquis de Noailles
Yolande Louise Marie Valentine d'Albert de Luynes
Jean Maurice Paul Jules, Duke of Ayen
Yolande, Marchioness of Noailles