Person:Gaspard II de Coligny (1)

Gaspard II de Coligny
b.16 Feb 1519
d.24 Aug 1572
  1. Odet de Coligny1517 - 1571
  2. Gaspard II de Coligny1519 - 1572
  3. François de Coligny d'Andelot1521 - 1569
m. 16 Jun 1547
  1. Louise de Coligny1555 - 1620
  2. François de Coligny1557 - Abt 1591
  3. Charles de Coligny1564 - 1632
Facts and Events
Name Gaspard II de Coligny
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 Feb 1519
Marriage 16 Jun 1547 to Charlotte de Laval
Death[1] 24 Aug 1572
Reference Number? Q204975?

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Gaspard de Coligny (16 February 1519 – 24 August 1572), Seigneur de Châtillon, was a French nobleman and Admiral of France, he would serve in the armies of first Francis I and then Henri II during the Italian Wars attaining great prominence both due to his military skill and his relationship with his uncle, the kings favourite Anne de Montmorency During the reign of Francis II he would convert to Protestantism, becoming a leading noble advocate for the reformation during the early reign of Charles IX, before with the outbreak of civil war, he joined the Huguenots in their fight against the crown. He would serve as Condé's lieutenant throughout the first two civil wars before becoming the de facto leader of their military efforts after Condé's death during the third civil war. Due to accusations levelled at him by the assassin of Francis, Duke of Guise in 1563 the powerful Guise family would accuse him of responsibility for the assassination and try to bring a case against him. Failing in this in the early hours of the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre the Duke of Guise would execute Coligny.

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