Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant

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Jean-Baptiste Budes, comte de Guébriant (1602 – 17 November 1643) was marshal of France.

Jean-Baptiste Budes, comte de Guébriant.


He was born at Plessis-Budes, near St Brieuc, in a Breton family. He served as a soldier first in the Netherlands, and in the Thirty Years' War he commanded from 1638 to 1639 the French contingent in the army of his friend Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, distinguishing himself particularly at the siege of Breisach in 1638. On the death of Bernard he received the command of his army, and tried, in conjunction with Johan Banér (1596-1641), the Swedish general, a bold attack upon Regensburg (1640).

His victories at Wolfenbüttel on 29 June 1641 and at Kempen in 1642 won for him the marshal's baton. Having failed in an attempt to invade Bavaria with Torstensson, he seized Rottweil but was mortally wounded there on 17 November 1643.


  • Le Laboreur (1656), Histoire du maréchal de Guébriant
  • A. Brinzinger in Württembergische Vierteljahrschrift für Landesgeschichte (1902).

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Guébriant, Jean Baptiste Budes, Comte de". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.