[France] Henry de La Tremoille I'er du nom Duc de Thouars, Pair de France, Prince de Tarente et de Talmond, Comte de Laual, Villefranche, Montfort, Taillebourg...Fille d'Ame Duc de Savoye et d'Ioland de France; Il espousa en 1619 Marie de la Tour d'Auvergne, fille de Henry de la Tour, Duc de Duillon, Prince Souverain de Sedan: etc d'Elizabet de Nassau.
Engraving. Plate 209 x 132mm. 8¼ x 5¼". Laid on album sheet.
Henri de la Tremoille (1598-1674) was the 3rd Duke of Thouars, 2nd Duke of La Tremoille and Prince of Talmond and Taranto. Despite his father's conversion to Protestantism during the French Wars of Religion, La Tremoille converted to Catholicism around the time that Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII suppressed the Huguenot rebellion at the Siege of La Rochelle in 1628. He was heir-general of Frederick IV of Naples and his first wife Anne of Savoy, and succeeded to the Cypriot claims to the title of King of Jerusalem when his father died.
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