Claude de l'Aubespine, baron de Châteauneuf

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Letter of Francis I to the Ottoman Drogman Janus Bey, 28 December 1546, delivered by D'Aramon. The letter is countersigned by the State Secretary Claude de L'Aubespine (bottom right corner).

Claude II de l’Aubespine, seigneur de Hauterive et de la Forêt-Thaumieres, baron of Châteauneuf-sur-Loire. (1510 – 11 November 1567) was a French diplomat, and Secretary of State.

Life[edit]

From 1537 until 1567 he was one of the four Secretaries of State (ministers managing the government). He was one of the plenipotentiary of France to the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis, ending the Italian War of 1551–1559.[1]

He served as secretary of state to kings Francis I, Henry II, Francis II and Charles IX.

He was associated with the Assembly of Notables at Fontainebleau, where he produced an edict of tolerance for reforms (1560) and the "reddition de Bourges" (1562).

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBouillet, Marie-Nicolas; Chassang, Alexis, eds. (1878). "article name needed". Dictionnaire Bouillet (in French). 

Political offices
Preceded by
unknown
Secretary of State for the Navy
1 April 1547–1567
Succeeded by
Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy
Preceded by
unknown
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
1 April 1547–1567
Succeeded by
Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy