General François de Coligny, Comte de Coligny and Seigeur de Châtillon-sur-Loing

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François de Coligny, Comte de Coligny and Seigeur de Châtillon-sur-Loing

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Death: Died
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Son of Gaspard II de Coligny, comte de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval
Husband of Marguerite d´Ailly, (comtesse de Coligny, dame de Châtillon-sur-Loing,
Father of Gaspard III de Coligny, duc de Châtillon
Brother of Louise de Coligny, Fürstin von Oranien-Nassau; Charles de Coligny and Gaspard de Coligny
Half brother of Béatrice Coligny d'Entremont

Occupation: comte de Coligny, seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Loing,
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About François de Coligny, Comte de Coligny and Seigeur de Châtillon-sur-Loing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Coligny

François de Coligny (1557–1591) comte de Coligny and seigeur de Châtillon-sur-Loing was a French Protestant general of the Wars of Religion. He was the son of Gaspard II de Coligny (1519–1572), Admiral of France (Amiral de Coligny).

Military career

He first saw action at the defence of Montpellier during the Sixth War of Religion (1576–1577). First he razed the citadel, guarded by royal soldiers. Then, when the situation became difficult, he made a sortie across the Cévennes to Bergerac to recruit reinforcements and fought his way back into the town.

At the start of the war of the Catholic League, when king Henry III had practically no other support, he beat the Duke of Mayenne near Chartres in 1589.[1].

He distinguished himself at the battle of Arques (September 1589), where his arrival at the head of 500 arquebusiers allowed the victory of Henry IV to be expanded upon[2].

Marriage and issue

On 18 May 1581, he married Marguerite d'Ailly (?-1604), daughter of Charles d'Ailly seigneur de Seigneville. They had 4 children:

Henri (?-10 September 1601) comte de Coligny (etc.) and seigneur de Châtillon, died in 1601 in the assault on Ostend.

Gaspard (1584–1646) comte then duc de Coligny, marshal of France (Maréchal de Chastillon)

Charles seigneur de Beaupont

Françoise (?-1637), in 1602 married René de Talensac seigneur de Londrières.

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General François de Coligny, Comte de Coligny and Seigeur de Châtillon-sur-Loing's Timeline

1557
1557
1584
July 26, 1584
Age 27
Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
1591
1591
Age 34