Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646Alternative names
Bassompierre was a military hero and a successful diplomat. Made Maréchal of France by Louis XIII in 1622, and highly regarded by Richelieu, he became influential in the royal council. In 1631 he was sent to the Bastille and released only after Richelieu's death in 1643.
From the description of Letter to Cardinal Richelieu, 1628 July 14. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78803264
- Nobility--History--17th century
- France (as recorded)