Henry de Guénegaud

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Henri du Plessis-Guénégaud, Lord of the Plessis-Belleville, Marquis de La Garnache (1610 – 16 March 1676) was a French scholar who was Secretary of State of the royal household, and Naval Minister.

Family[edit]

He was Son of Gabriel Guénégaud, Lord of the Plessis-Belleville 1638 and Marie La Croix, Dame du Plessis-Belleville 1655. He married Isabel de Choiseul; they had children:

  • Gabriel 1643
  • Caesar Phoebus +
  • Roger 1645
  • Claire Bénédicte 1646–1675
  • Henry 1647–1722
  • Emmanuel
  • Elisabeth Angelique

He was the brother of Claude's treasurer, brother-in-law of César d'Albret who married his sister Madeleine.

It was as secretary to Dubuisson Aubenay. He built the hôtel Guénégaud.

Offices[edit]

  • Secretary of State for the Royal Household in 1643 to 1669 under Louis XIV
  • State Secretary of the Navy 23 March 1643 to 1662 under Louis XIII and Louis XIV
  • Keeper of the Seals of the Order of the Holy Spirit
  • Advisor to the King and treasurer of his savings
Political offices
Preceded by
Henri Auguste de Loménie
Minister for the Maison du Roi
1643–1669
Succeeded by
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
Preceded by
Henri Auguste de Loménie
Minister of the Navy and the Colonies
1643–1662
Succeeded by
Hugues de Lionne


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-8-4 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.