Robert Jean Antoine de Franquetot de Coigny

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Robert Jean Antoine de Franquetot de Coigny (1652 – August 10, 1704)[1][2] was a French soldier.

He was the son of Jean Antoine de Franquetot, Comte de Franquetot, who died on July 2, 1652 at the battle of the Faubourg Saint Antoine.[1][2]

His estate at Coigny was raised to a comté by King Louis XIV as a mark of his father's service. The Comte de Coigny entered the Musketeers in 1667. He was appointed Governor of Caen in 1680. He became Lieutenant-General of Louis XIV's armies in 1693, and Director-General of Cavalry in 1694. He died at Kœnigsmacker, Alsace, in August 1704.[2][3]

He was buried in the church of Coigny.[4]

Robert Jean Antoine had married Marie-Françoise de Matignon (August 3, 1648 – October 11, 1719)[5] on October 5, 1668. They had 3 children: François, Henri and Madeleine.[1][3] He was succeeded as Comte de Coigny by his son François de Franquetot de Coigny (1670–1759) who became Marshal of France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dynastie de Franquetot (archive) (French)
  2. ^ a b c Papers of the de Franquetot Family
  3. ^ a b Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais: Nobiliaire universel de France ou Recueil général des généalogies historiques des maisons nobles de ce royaume, v. 10, p29-32. Published by au bureau du Nobiliaire universel de France, 1817. [1]
  4. ^ Eglise de Coigny (archive) (French)
  5. ^ www.geneall.net