Gaspard de Saulx
He was born in Dijon.
In 1552 he conquered Metz and had an important role in the French victory at the Battle of Renty (1554). After the conquest of Calais in 1558, he was appointed as Governor General of Burgundy. In this role, he was accused of excessive persecutions against the Protestants, a trait he also displayed in the Huguenot Wars. In the course of the latter he was victorious at the battles of Jarnac and Moncontour. As a reward for his deeds, he was made Marshal of France on November 28, 1570.
- Saulx; Knecht, 122, 158.
- Forster, Robert (1994). House of Saulx-Tavanes: Versailles and Burgundy, 1700–1830. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-1247-X.
- Knecht, R. J. (1998). Catherine de' Medici. London and New York: Longman. ISBN 9781138159075.
- Oman, Charles (1937). A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century. London: Methuen & Co..
- Saulx, Jean de, vicomte de Tavannes ([c. 1620]; reprinted 1822). Mémoires de très-noble et très-illustre Gaspard de Saulx, seigneur de Tavannes, mareschal de France, admiral des mers de Levant, gouverneur de Provence, conseiller du roy, et capitaine de cent hommes d'armes, reprinted in Collection complèt̀e des méḿoires relatifs à ̀l'histoire de France, edited by M. Petitot. Paris: Foucault. Vols. 23, 24, & 25. OCLC 39499947.