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About Ferdinand de Lannoy, comte de La Roche
Ferndinand de Lannoy, lord de Laroche served as one of the officers in the army of Charles V, under the command of Prince William of Orange. His name is also as Lannoy Laroche / La Roche mentioned. In second marriage was married to Marguerite de Lannoy Perrenot, sister of Cardinal Granvelle. La Roche was appointed governor of Artois and remained in the conflict of the Rebellion royalist and Catholic. When the royal governor of Holland, Count Maximilian of Boussu, had fallen into the hands of the insurgents, Lannoy was appointed stadtholder of Holland. He was too good-natured and indulgent for such an important function. Since the bulk of Holland was in the hands of the rebels, he stayed mostly in Utrecht. When Francisco de Valdez, through Utrecht to Leiden wanted to go there to start the second siege, he would not let city dwellers suffer the little pretty ways of the Spaniards and he let them not enter. That earned him a long feud with Valdez on. At the instigation of Requesens Laroche also tried to persuade Leyden again under the obedience of the king to return, in vain. Shortly after the siege he laid down the governorship of Holland and limited himself to that of Arras. Laroche settled on one of his castles iin the Franche-Comte, where he died in 1579.