Gaspard III de Coligny
Gaspard III de Coligny, duc de Châtillon, (1584 to 1646) was a French Huguenot, who served under Louis XIII, and was appointed Marshal of France in 1622. He was described as "a mediocre general, but absolutely loyal".
Gaspard III de Coligny, duc de Châtillon
|Nickname(s)||Maréchal de Châtillon|
|Born||26 July 1584|
|Died||4 January 1646 (aged 61)|
|Rank||Marshal of France|
|Battles/wars||Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659) |
Les Avins; Leuven; Arras, 1640' La Marfée;
|Awards||Peer of France|
|Relations||House of Coligny|
He served during the Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659) at Les Avins in 1635, and commanded the Army of Champagne at the Battle of La Marfée on 6 July, 1641, where he was defeated. He retired to Châtillon, where he died 4 January 1646.
- Parrott 2001, p. 463.