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Henri de Schomberg

Henri de Schomberg, Comte de Nanteuil (1575 – 17 April 1632), was a Marshal of France during the reign of Louis XIII.[1]


Schomberg was born at Paris. Superintendent of Finances from 1619 to 1622. He became Marshal of France in 1625.

In 1628, Schomberg rescued Toiras in the Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Ré with an army of 6,000 men and some cavalry.[2] Together with Toiras he pursued the retreated English army of the Duke of Buckingham, with great loss being sustained by the latter.[2]

Henri de Schomberg commanded Royal troops against the Huguenot rebellions, at the Siege of Privas.

In 1632 he defeated Henri II de Montmorency at the battle of Castelnaudary (1 September 1632).[3]


One of his daughters married the prince de Guéméné.

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