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Guebriant, Jean Baptiste Budes, Comte De

GUEBRIANT, JEAN BAPTISTE BUDES, COMTE DE (1602- 1643), marshal of France, was born at Plessis-Budes, near St Brieuc, of an old Breton family. He served first in Holland, and in the Thirty Years' War he commanded from 1638 to 1639 the French contingent in the army of his friend Bernard of SaxeWeimar, distinguishing himself particularly at the siege of Breisach in 1638. Upon the death of Bernard he received the command of his army, and tried, in conjunction with J. Baner (1596-1641), the Swedish general, a bold attack upon Regensburg (1640). His victories of Wolfenbuttel on the agth of June 1641 and of Kempen in 1642 won for him the marshal's baton. Having failed in an attempt to invade Bavaria in concert with Torstensson he seized Rottweil, but was mortally wounded there on the 17th of November 1643.

A biography was published by Le Laboureur, Histoire du mareschal de Guttriant, in 1656. See A. Brinzinger in Wurttembergische Vierteljahrschrift fur Landesgeschichte (1902).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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