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Antoine II de Lalaing, 3° comte van Hooghstraeten, chevalier de la Toison d’Or

Dutch: Antonius II van Laleyn, 3° comte van Hooghstraeten, chevalier de la Toison d’Or
Death: December 11, 1568 (30-39)
(near), Tienen, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium (from a wound to the foot from his own gun on Dec. 10, 1568 after the Battle of Jodoigne, in support of the Prince of Orange against the duke of Alva)
Immediate Family:

Son of Philippe dit d’abord “d’Escornaix” de Lalaing, 2° count of Hoogstraeten, chevalier de la Toison d'or and Anna von Renneberg, comtesse héritière de Rennebourg
Husband of Eléonore de Montmorency, dame de Nivelle
Father of Guillaume de Lalaing, 4° comte de Hoogstraeten, Hornes et Rennebourg; Philippe Herman de Lalaing, Prévôt de Nivelle, chanoine de Liège; Charles III de Lalaing, 6° comte de Hoogstraeten; Anne de Lalaing, dame de Thoré and Marguerite de Lalaing
Brother of Georges de Lalaing, comte de Rennenberg; Cornélie de Lalaing; Marguerite de Lalaing; Anne de Lalaing, chanoinesse à La Thore; Marie de Lalaing and 6 others

Occupation: - 3° graaf (comte) de Hoogstraeten(1558),Hoogstraten, Van Wouw, Hillebrant Jacobsz, seigneur de Borsselen, - chevalier de la Toison d’Or (241°, 1559), - Gouverneur de Malines & Anvers (1566)
AKA: Antoine, Antoine 1er, Antoine II
Branch: Comtes de Hoogstraeten
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Antoine II de Lalaing, 3° comte van Hooghstraeten, chevalier de la Toison d’Or

Comte de Hoogstraeten, seigneur de Borsselen, etc. Chevalier de la Toison d'or. Il mourut d'une blessure reçue lors d'un combat à Tongres.
Sources: L de Herckenrode, 1868, F Brassart, 1879, de Saint-Genois, 1781.
Death: L de Herckenrode, 1868.

The FelixArchief in Antwerpen has a document that identifies that Antoon de Lalaing was "De Lalaing, Antoon II (1533-1568); graaf van Hoogstraten, Van Wouw, Hillebrant Jacobsz., @ Felixarchief, 12 9164 verso

The location of death: (near), Tienen, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium (from a wound to the foot from his own gun on Dec. 10, 1568 after the Battle of Jodoigne, in support of the Prince of Orange against the duke of Alva), is taken from the Dutch Wikipedia here:,_3rd_Count_of_Hoog...
Antoon (Antoine) 1er de Lalaing° ~1535 (Bruxelles) +X 11/12/1568(près de Reims, blessé à La Geeteen Brabant, près Tongres le 20/10)
- 3° graaf (comte) de Hoogstraeten(1558),
- seigneur de Borsselen,
- chevalier de la Toison d’Or (241°, 1559),
- Gouverneur de Malines & Anvers (1566),
- capitaine d’une bande d’ordonnance,
- partisan des confédérés, des Gueux et du Prince d’Orange
Antoon de Lalaing, 3de graaf (1535-1569), gouverneur van Antwerpen

ép. (c.m.) 09/11/1560 (Wert) Eléonore de Montmorency + ~1600 (fille de Joseph, seigneur de Nevele et Huysse, et d’Anne d’Egmont-Buren ; veuve de Pontus (Ponce) II de Lalaing, seigneur de Bugnicourt, chevalier de la Toison d’Or, ép. en 1542 fils d’Arthus et de jeanne de Habarcq, dame de Noyelles-Vion)

Pattou, Etienne. “Famille & Seigneurs De Lalaing.” Racines et Histoire
ANTOINE I de Lalaing, count of Hoochstrate, knight of the Golden Fleece in 1559, governor of Malines and Antwerp in 1566, during the troubles, captain of an ordinance band; born in Brussels, around 1535, married in Wert, by contract of November 9, 1560, to Eléonore DE MONTMORENCY, widow of the lord of Bugnicourt (Pontus de Lalaing; see first branch, XIV); died December 11, 1568, in the vicinity of Reims, from a wound he had received (93), October 20, at the battle of the Geete, in Brabant, during the unsuccessful campaign of the prince of Orange against the duke of Alba.

Catholic, but young and turbulent, he had thrown himself carelessly into the party of the Beggars and the Prince of Orange; finally he lost his fortune, honors, family joys, everything up to his life.
Beroerte tot Antwerpen op de Meere-brugghe, den XIV. ende XV. Martij, Anno 1567.

As it happened several times after the disappearance of a high character who died in tragic conditions, an impostor wanted to pass himself off as the late count of Hoochstrate. In Landrecies, on March 25, 1576, was hanged a French soldier who had been taken in Hautrage, near Mons, during the rout of the Huguenot general Genlis, on July 17, 1572; which individual, before calling himself the count of Hoosiraete, was recognized for a named "Anthoine Dela Fosse, having been a soldier and before known to some franchois lord" (archivés dêpàrlementaies, account of the great bailliage of Hainaut, 1575-1576, fos lxviij v° and following).

We know him with these children:

1° Guillaume de Lalaing, count of Hoochstrate, Hornes and Rennebourg, born around March 1563, baptized in the cathedral of Malines, having for godfather the duke of Clèves (Guillaume, 1539-1592); married in the same place, in 1587, to Marie-Christine D'EGMONT (daughter of the unfortunate count), widow of Oudart de Bournonville, count of Hennin-Liétard; which convoluted in third marriage with the prince Charles of Mansfelt. He died in 1590 (94), leaving an only son.

....A. Antoine II de Lalaing, count of Hoochstrate, etc. knight of the Golden Fleece, gentleman of the chamber of the Archduke Albert, captain of an ordinance company; born around 1588, he married, around 1611, his cousin Marie-Marguerite DE BERLAYMONT, presumptive heiress of the land of Lalaing, eldest daughter of the county of Berlaymont and of Marguerite, countess of Lalaing (see second branch, XV 2°), and died around 1613.

He bore a full Lalaing, having abandoned the Hoochstrate breach and considering himself as head of his house, although the "debilitated spirit" Hugues de Lalaing was still alive (see second branch, XIV 13°).

2° Philippe-Herman de Lalaing, provost of Nivelles (1639-1657) and canon of Liége; born in Antwerp in February 1567 (his godfather was Herman, count of Nieuwenaer), he died in 1657.

It is thus quite wrong that, in a notice inserted in the Messager des sciences historiques (Ghent, 1866, in-8° pages 62-63), M. Rahlenbeek makes the son of the "patriotic count Antoine de Lalaing," that is to say, a child of eleven years old, bear the accusation of having poisoned in Liège, on April 24, 1578, the fierce leader of the Gueux de mer, Guillaume de La Marck, lord of Lumey; As for the "canon trefoncier of Rennenberg" at whose table Lumey would have found himself badly to have dined, it is undoubtedly Herman, count of Rennebourg, who died in Liége in 1585, a great paternal uncle of PhilippeHerman de Lalaing. For lack of a careful study of genealogical information, one often exposes oneself to distorting history.

3° Charles, who follows

4° Anne de Lalaing, who died in February 1613, married in 1581, by a contract made at the castle of Dangu, bailliage of Gisors, with Guillaume DE MONTMORENCY, lord of Thore (one of the sons of the famous Constable Duke Anne), knight of the orders of the faith, colonel general of the light cavalry of Piedmont, who was widower of Eléonore d'Humières. Of which an only daughter, married to the duke of Piney (Henry de Luxembourg) and having left posterity.
Brantôme (OEuvres, Paris, 1867, in-8°, III, page 375), in his work: "Les vies des grands capitaines françois", devoted an article to the memory of the lord of Thoré, who died around 1594.

As "very high and very powerful lady de Thoré" was in Strasbourg, "free imperial city", she saw coming to her home, on August 11, 1597, "about seven o'clock in the morning", Croise, "one of the ordinary valletz of room of the Maté tres chrestienne of France and Navarre", who gave him "a 1st missive of Sadicte Majesty to her escrite" (95), and who then "luy declaira more amply the intention of Sade Maté, according to the articles of his instruction which he had, signed of the hand of Sade Maté". Croise returned at eight o'clock and "gave to one of the principal gentlemen" of the suite of the lady of Thoré the collated copy of the articles of his instruction, "for, by icelle lady, to be given responce on theds articles".

It seems that at the court of King Henry IV, the departure from the kingdom of the Lady of Thoré, who had taken her daughter, a Montmorency, to marry her, it was said, to a foreigner, was interpreted in a bad sense (96). Here: the answer.

However, on the following August 24, she was still in Lorraine, at Blamont, from where she wrote to Henry IV to protest against the intentions "which none of my enemies", she said, had lent her. On the same day she wrote to her brother-in-law, the Constable Duke of Montmorency, assuring him that her stay in Lorraine "was for no other purpose than, before my return to France, to say the last farewell to my sister, who took the resolution to follow her husband to Vienna in Austria, or else by my prayers I would think of diverting her from it." (98).

5° Marguerite de Lalaing, who around 1585 married George BAYER de Loppart, known as the baron de Boppart, lord of Châteaubrehain in Lorraine.

The "coronel George Bayer, baron of Boppart", served the king of Spain in the second expedition to France of the Duke of Parma, in 1592 (99). This lord, having gone to Hungary at the head of a cavalry regiment, died at the siege of Bude, in 1602, the last of his name and arms. He was the son of Adam, Lord of Châteaubrehain, and Marie de Malberg. Bayer de Boppart, a family from Lorraine whose genealogy is established from 1357, bears: Argent with a lion of sable, crowned, armed and lampassed of gold (100). According to the genealogists. Marguerite de Lalaing married the lord of Boncourt in Lorraine.

(93) Hoynck, Analetta Belg., La Haye, 1743, in-4, 1, p. 493.
(94) En mars et mai 1579, il étudiait à Paris, ainsi que l'un de ses frère.— Lettres de la comtesse douairière d Hoochstrate , écrites de Cambrai, 25 mars, et d'Arras, 13 mai, et adressées à l'ambassadeur d'Espagne à Paris (archives nationales, fonds de Simancas, cartons K 1556 et 1554, copies).
(95). Elle ne se trouve pas dans le Recueil des lettres missives de Henri IV, Paris, 1843-1876, 9 vol. in-4.
(96) Le 19 juin précédent, avait été signé le contrat de mariage de la demoiselle de Thoré, la mère et tutrice étant présente, avec le qu'elle fit de vive voix, « sur les cinq heures apres midy », à l'envoyé du roi: « Elle se recongnoissoit tres humble subjecte et obeissante, à Sa Maté, et tenoit Sa Maté pour son roy, aussy luy Obeyroit elle de lionne volonté. Et qu'elle n'auroit jamais pensé de traicter le mariage de madamoiselle de Thoré, sa fille, et que ce n'estoit pas le subject qui l'auroit faict venir en ces quartiers icy. Et promettait à Sade Maté de ne consentir au mariage de sade fille, quelque party qui se puisse presenter, sans le consentement de de Sade Maté et advis des plus proches parens de sade fille. Dict qu'elle estoit venue a Nancy que pour traicter ses affairés particullieres avec messTS ses frères et mesdames ses soeurs, et depuis icy tant à cause de la contagion qui estoit à Nancy, que pour dire adieu à son beau frère, le seigneur baron de Bopperehen(97), et à madame sa femme, sa soeur, qui alloient en Ongrie. Alors Croise lui ayant fait « commandement, de la part de Sade Mate.»,de retourner en France et d'y ramener « lad damoiselle sa fille », elle répondit « qu'elle estoit en ceste deliberation de si acheminer le plus: promptement qu'il luy seroict et rendre obeissance à Sa Mate, mesprince Tingry (Henry de Luxembourg) fils du duc de Piney (Du Chesne, Preuves de l'Hist. généat de la maison de Montmo. rency, Paris, 1624, in-4, p. 312).
(97) Dès la mi-avril 1579, Emmanuel de Lalaing, baron de Montigny (voir. 2e branche. XIV 15°) croyait pouvoir assurer des agents, espagnols « que, sy le sieur de Ville pooit auoir quelque espoir, par 1re de Sa Maté, ou aultrement, que le gouuernement de Frize , où il est ad present commis, luy fut accordé que sans faulte nulle il se rengeroit du perty de Sa Maté». Lettre de l'évêque d'Arras du baron de Selles et du sieur de Vaihuon , à l'ambassadeur d'Est pagne à Paris, datée d'Arras, 23 avril 1579. — Archives nationales, fonds de Simancas, carton K. 1554, original, avec la traduction espagnole.
(98) Bibl. nation., Ms. fr. 3586, f°s 107 et 108; copies.
(99) Archives départ., chambre des comptes, reg. B 1791, f° 178.
(100) Bbl. nation., cabinet des titres, reg. 234, no 6187, Bayer, no 5; et , crtef. Bayer

Brassart, Felix, Société Académique, editor. Souvenirs De La Flandre Wallonne, Catalogue des Nobels de Nom, de Lalaing, Dix-Septieme, L. Crépin, 1882. un Comite Historique et Archeologique: Memories of Walloon Flanders: pp. 79-86.

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