Antoine de Noailles
Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles (4 September 1504 – 11 March 1562) became admiral of France, and was ambassador in England during three important years, 1553–1556, maintaining a gallant but unsuccessful rivalry with the Spanish ambassador, Simon Renard.
Antoine was the eldest of three brothers who served as French diplomats, three of the 19 children of Louis de Noailles and Catherine de Pierre-Buffière.
His career started at the age of 25 with a trip with Francis de la Tour, Viscount of Turenne, to Spain to arrange the marriage of Francis I of France with Eleanor of Austria, and he signed the final marriage contract. He then helped in the Italian wars and two missions to Scotland in 1548.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Noailles s.v. Antoine de Noailles". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 722.
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