- Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de la Force
Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de la Force (October 30, 1558 - May 10, 1652) was a
marshal of Franceand peer of France.
He was born in
La Force, the son of Francois de Caumontand Philippes de Beaupoil.
He survived the
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre(1572), but his father and older brother Armand were killed. He served Henri IV. He was governor of Béarn(1593) and governor of Navarre. After the death of Henri (1610), he plotted with Henri de Rohan, before submitting to Louis XIII.
He had a house in the Rue du Roi de Sicile in Paris, which was transformed to
La Force Prisonin 1780.
During the reign of Louis XIII, he was made a marshal of France on May 27, 1622.
He campaigned in
Piedmont, took Saluzzoin 1630 , defeated the Spaniards at Carignano(1630) and lifted the siege of Casale.
Between 1631 and 1634 he invaded Lorraine, and took La Mothe after a siege of 141 days were
Turennefirst distinguished himself and La Force's grandson Jacques was killed. He also took Philippsburgand made the general Colloredoprisoner.
In 1638 he besieged
Saint-Omerin Flanders, but was defeated by Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan. It was his last battle.
He died in Bergerac.
He married on February 5, 1577, Charlotte de Gontaut, daughter of marshal
Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron
Armand-Nompar de Caumont, duc de la Force(c. 1580-1675), peer and marshal of France. His daughter
Turenne, but died in 1666 without children.
Henri-Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force(1582-1678), his daughter
**Charlotte married in 1630 de Gabriel de Caumont, comte de Lauzun, and were parents of
Antoine Nompar de Caumont, Duc de Lauzun
* Jacques, seigneur de Maduran, killed during the siege of
* Charles, seigneur de Maduran.
* Pierre, baron d'Aymet.
* Jean, seigneur de Montpouillan.
* Jean-Jacob, marquis de Tonneins
* François de Caumont La Force, whose daughter was:
Charlotte-Rose de Caumont La Forceor Mademoiselle de La Force (1654 - 1724)
William Force Stead
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