Charles de La Porte

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Charles de la Porte, Duc de la Meilleraye

Charles de La Porte (1602, Paris – 8 February 1664, Paris) was a French nobleman and general. He was marquis then duke of La Meilleraye, duke of Rethel and peer of France, baron of Parthenay and of Saint-Maixent, count of Secondigny, seigneur of Le Boisliet, La Lunardière, La Jobelinière and Villeneuve.

In 1639 he became Marshal of France after taking Hesdin.
In 1642, after a ten months-siege, he conquered Perpignan and Salses-le-Château, completing the conquest of Roussillon.

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