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Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon

Birthplace: Châtillon sur Loing, Châtillon-Coligny, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: Died in Dax, Landes, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean III, seigneur de Coligny and Eléonore de Courcelles
Husband of Louise Marie de Montmorency
Father of Beatrice de Coligny; Odet de Coligny, Cardinal de Chatillon; Gaspard II de Coligny, comte de Coligny; François de Coligny, seigneur d'Andelot and Pierre de Coligny
Brother of Marie de Coligny and Anne de Coligny-Châtillon

Occupation: Sgr. de Fromente
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About Gaspard I, comte de Coligny

Gaspard, known as the Marshal of Châtillon, was a French soldier. He served in the Italian Wars from 1495 to 1515, and was created Marshal of France in 1516.

By his wife, Louise de Montmorency, sister of the future constable, he had three sons: Odet, Cardinal de Châtillon; Gaspard, the Admiral; and François, Seigneur d'Andelot. All three played an important part in the first period of the Wars of Religion.


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  • 'Gaspard I, Seigneur de Coligny, d'Andelot, & Chatillon sur Loing1
  • 'M, d. 24 August 1522
  • Father Jean III, Seigneur de Coligny & Chatillon sur Loing1 d. 1481
  • Mother Eleonore de Courcelles1 d. a 1510
  • ' A contract for the marriage of Gaspard I, Seigneur de Coligny, d'Andelot, & Chatillon sur Loing and Louise de Montmorency was signed on 1 December 1514.1 Gaspard I, Seigneur de Coligny, d'Andelot, & Chatillon sur Loing married Louise de Montmorency, daughter of William de Montmorency, Baron de Montmorency, d'Ecouen, Chantilly, & Damville and Anne Pot, on 6 December 1514.1 Gaspard I, Seigneur de Coligny, d'Andelot, & Chatillon sur Loing died on 24 August 1522 at Dax, France; Buried at Chatillon sur Loing.1
  • 'Family Louise de Montmorency d. 22 Jun 1541
  • Child
    • ◦Gaspard II, Comte de Coligny, Admiral of France+1 b. 16 Feb 1517, d. 24 Aug 1572
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11569] Europaische Stammtafeln, by Wilhelm Karl, Prinz zu Isenburg, Vol. XIV, Tafel 61.
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  • 'Gaspard de Coligny : (Marquis de Chatillon), admiral of France, colonel of French infantry, governor of Picardy, Ile de France, Paris, and Havre (1879) Author: Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901
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Gaspard I, comte de Coligny's Timeline

Châtillon-Coligny, Loiret, Centre, France
Age 20
Chatillon, Haute-Savoie, Rhones-Alps, France
November 4, 1515
Age 50
July 10, 1517
Age 52
February 16, 1519
Age 54
Châtillon, Allier, France
April 15, 1521
Age 56
August 24, 1522
Age 57
Dax, Landes, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France