Monday, February 25, 2008

Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie
Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie (12 March 16474 August 1727), was a French soldier and general.
The son of François-Marie, comte de Broglie, he served under Condé, Turenne, and other commanders of the age of Louis XIV in the Franco-Dutch War and other conflicts.
He was named maréchal de camp in 1676, lieutenant-general in 1688, and finally marshal of France in 1724, just three years before his death.
He had three sons, one of whom predeceased him. The second son, Charles-Guillaume, marquis de Broglie, was his heir, while the third son, François-Marie, a general and a marshal of France like his father, became the first duc de Broglie.

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