Person:Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon (1)

Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon
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Name Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon
Alt Name[2] Frederic-Maurice de la Tour, duc de Bouillon, prince de Sedan
Alt Name Fréderic Maurice de la Tour-Bouillon-Sedan
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 22 Oct 1605 Sedan, Ardennes, France
Alt Marriage 2 JAN 1634 Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, Nederlandcivil
to Eleonora Catharina Febronia van Berg 's Heerenberg
Marriage 16 Feb 1634 to Eleonora Catharina Febronia van Berg 's Heerenberg
Death[1][2] 9 Aug 1652 Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France
Reference Number? Q1471436?

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Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon (October 22, 1605 – August 9, 1652) was ruler of the independent principality of Sedan, and a general in the French royal army. Born in Sedan, Ardennes, he was the son of Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Prince of Sedan and Elisabeth of Orange-Nassau. His brother was the renowned Turenne, Marshal of France. Raised as a Protestant, he received a military education in Holland under his uncles, Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and Frederick Henry of Nassau, Prince of Orange.

He became Duke of Bouillon, and Prince of Sedan, Jametz, and Raucourt (now in Ardennes, France) at the death of his father in 1623. He was appointed governor of Maastricht in the United Provinces in 1629. In 1634 he married Countess Eleonora van Berg's-Heerenberg,[1] under whose influence he converted to Catholicism.

In 1635 the Duke of Bouillon came into the service of King Louis XIII of France, and was appointed maréchal de camp (brigadier general). He was deprived of his offices in the United Provinces after engaging in negotiations with Spain (the arch-enemy of the United Provinces) in 1637.

Along with the Louis de Bourbon, comte de Soissons, he conspired against Cardinal Richelieu, and with the support of Spanish troops he and the comte de Soissons defeated the French royal troops sent after them at the Battle of La Marfée, outside of Sedan, in 1641.

Later he submitted to King Louis XIII and Richelieu, and he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in command of the French army of Italy (1642). Having again conspired against Richelieu with Cinq-Mars, he was arrested in Casale Italy, and was released only when his wife threatened to open Sedan to the Spaniards (1642). During this misfortune, he promised to cede the strategic border principalities of Sedan and Raucourt to France.

In 1650 he joined the Fronde, and was one of its leaders with his brother Turenne. Cardinal Mazarin won him over (1650) by promising him high office and compensations for the cessions of Sedan and Raucourt, exchanged in 1651 for the duchies of Albret and Château-Thierry, the counties of Auvergne and Évreux, and several other lands.

He died at Pontoise, near Paris, in 1652 and was buried in Évreux.

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Graaf van Auvergne, hertog van Bouillon, vorst van Sedan

  1. 1.0 1.1 Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 4:540.