Louis Nicolas le Tonnelier de Breteuil

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The baron of Breteuil by Hyacinthe Rigaud

Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier (14 September 1648, Montpellier - 24 May 1728), baron de Preuilly and of Breteuil was an officer in the royal household of Louis XIV. He is also notable as the father of the mathematician Émilie du Châtelet.

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  • Marie-Lan Nguyen, Les officiers de la Maison du Roi et le cérémonial public de Henri III à Louis XVI