François de Franquetot, duc de Coigny

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François de Franquetot

Also Known As: "François de Franquetot Duc de Coigny", "Maréchal de France"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Franquetot
Death: December 18, 1759 (89)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Jean Antoine Franquetot, comte de Coigny and Marie Françoise Goyon de Matignon
Husband of Henriette de Montbourcher
Father of Jean Antoine de Franquetot

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About François de Franquetot, duc de Coigny

Golden Fleece - Knights: Spanish Branch

  • Wikipedia Franxçois Franquetot de Coigny
  • François de Franquetot de Coigny (March 16, 1670 – December 18, 1759) was a Marshal of France, Count, and from 1747, the Duke of Coigny.
  • He was born in the Coigny château near Coutances, Normandy as son of Robert-Jean de Coigny, and Marie-Françoise de Matignon. His uncle was Charles-Auguste de Goyon-Matignon, Marshal of France and his nephew Jacques I, Prince of Monaco. Like his father he pursued a military career. He became brigadier in 1702, Maréchal de camp in 1703 and lieutenant general in 1709.
  • His most notable victories were at San Pietro and Guastalla, which he won in 1734 together with Marshal de Broglie against the Austrians in the War of Polish Succession. He was made a Marshal of France in 1734. In the War of the Austrian Succession he replaced Marshal de Broglie in 1743 to defend the French positions on the Rhine.


  • He married Henriette de Montbourcher du Bordage on December 4, 1699; they had three children:
  1. Marie-Françoise (1700 - 17??)
  2. Jean, marquis de Coigny (1702 - 1748; killed in a duel)
  3. Charlotte-Bibiane (1703-1772)
  • His grandson was François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny, also a Marshal of France.
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François de Franquetot, duc de Coigny's Timeline

March 16, 1670
September 27, 1702
Age 32
December 18, 1759
Age 89