Henri de Talleyrand-Périgord, comte de Chalais

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Henri de Talleyrand-Périgord, comte de Chalais (1599–1626) was a favorite of Louis XIII of France.

He was born in 1599 as son to Daniel de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Chalais and Françoise de Montluc, daughter of Maréchal de Montluc. He started to serve in the military early in his life. He was at the Siege of Montauban in 1621. He became Head of the King's Wardrobe to King Louis XIII.

He married Charlotte de Castille and fought and killed her lover in a duel.

He was accused of conspiracy against Richelieu, arrested at Nantes, and beheaded by an unskilled axeman who took over 30 blows to sever the head.[1]

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  1. ^ "1626: Henri Talleyrand, Comte de Chalais". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 

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