François de Scépeaux

François de Scépeaux de Vieille-Ville (1509–1571), lord of Vieilleville, 1st comte of Durtal, was a French governor, diplomat, ambassador, conseillé du roi and marshal under king Francis I of France. He was also a prominent figure in the French Wars of Religion between the Protestant Huguenots and the Catholics.

François de Scépeaux
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Nickname(s)Maréchal de la Vielleville
Born1509
Died30 November 1571 (aged 61 or 62)
Château de Durtal
Allegiance Kingdom of France
Years of service1525–1564
RankMarshal of France (1562)
Commands heldGovernor of the 3 bishoprics (1553)
Battles/warsItalian Wars - Pavia, Melphe, naval battle of Naples in 1528, Cérisoles (1544)
French Wars of Religion - sieges of Perpignan (1541), Saint-Dizier, Landrecies, Hesdin and Thérouanne, siege of Boulogne (1549), capture of Le Havre (1563)
RelationsHusband of Renée Le Roux de la Roche des Aubiers (1532)