Gaspard I de Coligny
Gaspard I de Coligny, Count of Coligny, seigneur de Châtillon (1465/1470–1522), known as the Marshal of Châtillon, was a French soldier.
He was born in Châtillon-Coligny, the second son of Jean III de Coligny and Eleanor de Courcelles. He served in the Italian Wars from 1495 to 1515 and was created Marshal of France in 1516. He died in Dax.
By his wife, Louise de Montmorency, sister of the future constable, he had three sons: Odet, Cardinal de Châtillon; Gaspard, the Admiral; and François, Seigneur d'Andelot. All three played an important part in the first period of the French Wars of Religion.
Coligny family tree
- Louis de La Roque: Catalogue historique des généraux français, connétables, maréchaux de France, lieutenants généraux, maréchaux de camp. A. Desaide, Paris 1896-1902, p. 46
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