Bissy (de) is the name of a famous family from the French nobility that gave poets, generals, bishops, explorers and resistants to France during the last five centuries.
History of the family
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Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the family is three red crayfish on a gold surface.
- Pontus de Tyard de Bissy (1521–1605), French poet.
- Héliodore de Thiard de Bissy (1557–1594), Governor of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.
- Henri-Pons de Thiard de Bissy (1657–1737), Bishop of Toul (1687–1704) and Maux (1704–1737), Cardinal (1715), confident of King Louis XIV of France: he wrote his will and gave him the anointing of the sick before his death.
- Claude de Thiard de Bissy (1721–1810), Head of the French Royal Army during the conquest of Franche-Comté, Governor of Languedoc, member of the Académie française.
- Henri de Thiard de Bissy (1723–1794), Brother of Claude, French general.
- Frédéric de Bissy (1768–1803), French explorer who participated scientific expedition in Southern oceans.
- Monique de Bissy (1923–2009), French resistant during World War II.