Louise de Montmorency

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Louise de Montmorency (1496–1547) was a French noblewoman from the ancient House of Montmorency.

Early life[edit]

She was the younger sister of Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France, and the mother of Gaspard de Coligny, Admiral of France.

Marriages[edit]

Louise married her first husband, Ferri de Mailly, in 1511.[1] This marriage produced a daughter, Madeleine de Mailly. Ferry died in 1513, and Louise remarried in 1514 to Gaspard I de Coligny. From her second marriage she had three sons, all of whom played important roles in the first period of the French Wars of Religion: Odet, Cardinal de Châtillon; Gaspard, the Admiral; and François, Seigneur d'Andelot.

She had considerable patronage power independently of her husband,[2][3] and had an important role in spreading the influence of Calvinism in France in the 16th Century.[4]

Family tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guillaume de Montmorency
 
Anne Pot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaspard I
 
Louise de Montmorency
 
Anne de Montmorency
 
Madeleine,
daughter of
René of Savoy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaspard II
 
Odet
 
François
 
François de
Montmorency
 
Henry
 
10 others
 
 
 
 
 
 
François
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaspard III

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "The patronage power of early modern French noblewomen" by Sharon Kettering. The Historical Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Dec., 1989), pp. 817-841 JSTOR
  3. ^ "The Montmorencys and the Abbey of Sainte Trinité, Caen: Politics, Profit and Reform" by Joan Davies The Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2002), 53 : 665-685 doi:10.1017/S002204690200427X
  4. ^ "The Development of Protestantism in 16th Century France" by Graham Noble; History Review, 2002 Questia link