Capture of Saumur

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The Huguenot leader Philippe de Mornay was tricked out of his command of Saumur.

The Capture of Saumur (French: Capture de Saumur) was the military investment of the Huguenot city of Saumur accomplished by the young French king Louis XIII in May 1621, following the outburst of the Huguenot rebellions.[1] Although the Huguenot city was faithful to the king, Louis XIII nevertheless wished to affirm control over it. The Governor of the city Duplessy-Mornay was tricked out of his command of Saumur and the city was invested.[1]

Saumur was easily invested as its Governor was tricked out of his command.

Louis XIII then continued his campaign southward against the Huguenots, and moved to the Protestant stronghold of Saint-Jean-d'Angély led by Rohan's brother Benjamin de Rohan, duc de Soubise.[2] This led to the month-long Siege of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, and to a succession of other sieges in the south of France.[3] on 24 June 1621. Louis XIII's campaign ended in a stalemate, leading to the 1622 Peace of Montpellier, which temporarily confirmed the right of the Huguenots in France.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Eyre Evans Crowe (1863). The history of France. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. p. 431. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Christopher Duffy (1979). The Fortress in the Early Modern World: 1494-1660. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-7100-8871-0. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Samuel Smiles (30 November 2008). The Huguenots: Their Settlements, Churches and Industries in England and Ireland. Read Books. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-4437-3603-9. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Louis Delmas (30 January 2009). The Huguenots of La Rochelle. BiblioLife. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-559-93138-3. Retrieved 16 December 2012.