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Saint Andre, Jacques

SAINT ANDRE, JACQUES D'ALBON, SEIGNEUR DE (c. 1505- 1562), French soldier and favourite of Henry II. of France. He was made marshal of France, governor of Lyonnais and ambassador in England. He served with great bravery against the emperor Charles V. in 1552. In 1557 he was taken prisoner at the battle of Saint Quentin, but was released the following year, and took part in negotiating the peace of Cateau- Cambresis. After the death of Francis II. he formed in 1561 with the constable de Montmorency and Francis, duke of Guise, an alliance known as " the triumvirate " against the Protestants and the queen-mother. He perished at the battle of Dreux by the hand of a private enemy.

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

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