Souvrb, Gilles De, Marquis De Cotjrtanvaux, Baron De
SOUVRB, GILLES DE, MARQUIS DE COTJRTANVAUX, BARON DE LEZINES (c. 1540-1626), marshal of France, belonged to SOUZA-BOTELHO SOVEREIGNTY an old family of the Perche. He accompanied the duke of Anjou to Poland in 1573, and was appointed master of the wardrobe and captain of Vincennes when Anjou became Henry III. He remained in favour, despite the opposition of the queenmother, Catherine de Medicis, fought at Coutras, defended Tours against the Leaguers, was named chevalier de Saint Esprit and governor of Touraine (1585), and was one of the first to recognize Henry IV. (1589), who subsequently entrusted him with the education of the dauphin. Louis XIII. rewarded him with the title of marshal in 1613. He died in Paris in 1626.
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