Jean de Beaumanoir (marquis)

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Jean De Beaumanoir (1551–1614), seigneur and afterwards marquis de Lavardin, count of Nègrepelisse by marriage, was a French marshal.


De Beaumanoir served first in the Protestant army during the French Wars of Religion, but switched his support to the Catholic forces after the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre. His father was killed in the massacre, after which De Beaumanoir fought against Henry of Navarre. When Henry became king of France, Lavardin changed over to his side, and was made a marshal of France. He was governor of Maine, commanded an army in Burgundy in 1602, was ambassador extraordinary to England in 1612, and died in 1614. One of his descendants, Henry Charles, marquis de Lavardin (1643–1701), was sent as ambassador to Rome in 1689, on the occasion of a difference between Louis XIV and Pope Innocent XI.[1]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Beaumanoir, s.v.". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 589.