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Encyclopedia > Grand Huntsman of France

The Grand Veneur de France or Grand Hunstman of France was a position in the King's Household in France during the Ancien Régime. The word French "veneur" (huntsman), derives from the Middle French word "vener" (to hunt), from which also was derived the archaic English words "venerer" (hunter) and "venery" (the hunt). The position is sometimes grouped with the Great Officers of the Crown of France. The position was one of the "Great Offices of the Maison du Roi". The position was equivalent to the position of "Grand Master of the Hunt" in certain European royal households. La Maison du Roi (House of the King) is a French Army Household Cavalry regiment. ... For detailed information on the administrative, social and political system of Early Modern France, see Ancien Régime in France. ... Female Huntsman Spider In general, members of the huntsman family of spiders are not regarded as dangerous. ... Middle French (le moyen français) is a historical division of the French language which covers the period from (roughly) 1340 to 1610. ... The Great Officers of the Crown were appointed by the King of France and there were seven all told. ... La Maison du Roi (House of the King) is a French Army Household Cavalry regiment. ...


The Grand Veneur was responsible for the royal hunt. The title was created in 1413 by Charles VI at roughly the same time as the those of Grand Falconer of France and the "Capitaine du vautrait". The Grand Veneur took care of the king's hunting dogs (roughly 100 hounds) for the stag hunt. Under Charles VIII, he oversaw nine squires ("écuyer"), nine hunstmen ("veneur"), two aides, six valets for the hounds ("valet de limiers") and one dog handler for the foxhounds. The service gained even greater prestige under François I and Henri II, and the position reached a high point under Henri IV; in 1596, 182 people were employed by the royal hunt, including lieutenants, sous-lieutenants, gentlemen, valets for the hounds, mounted and unmounted valets for the dogs, and finally a surgeon and an apothecary. Royal Hunt is a heavy metal band. ... // Events March 20 - Henry V becomes King of England Project of Annals of Joseon Dynasty began. ... Charles VI Charles VI the Well-Beloved, later known as the Mad (French: Charles VI le Bien-Aimé, later known as le Fol) (December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422) was a King of France (1380 – 1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... The Grand Falconer of France, (French: Grand Fauconnier de France) was a position in the Kings Household in France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. ... A hunting dog refers to any dog who assists humans in hunting, or whose breed was originally developed to do so. ... Categories: Dog stubs | Dog types ... Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... Charles VIII the Affable (French: Charles VIII lAffable) (June 30, 1470 – April 7, 1498) was King of France from 1483 to his death. ... Francis I of France - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Henry II of France Henry II (French: Henri II) (March 31, 1519 - July 10, 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from 1547 until his death. ... By Frans Pourbus the younger. ... A historical re-enactor protraying a 19th century apothecary in Old Salem, North Carolina. ...


The Grand Veneur was the most important of all the royal offices dealing with the hunt. In the 16th century, the house of Guise held the position five times. In the 17th century, the family Rohan-Montbazon held it three times. At the beginning of the 18th century, the position was given by Louis XIV to Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse, one of his naturalized children, who in turn, passed it on to his son Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthièvre. Guise is a commune of the Aisne département in northern France. ... Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death just prior to his seventy-seventh birthday. ... Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse (June 6, 1678 – December 1, 1737) was the third son of Louis XIV and Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan. ... Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthièvre (1725 – March 4, 1793) was the son of Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse. ...


From the 16th century, the holder of the position received an annual salary of 1200 livres, which was a relatively small sum within the royal huosehold. This being said, the Grand Veneur also received additional revenues (up to 10,000 livres). According to Saint-Simon, the Duke de La Rochefoucauld sold his office for a sum of 500 000 livres in 1714. The livre tournois (or Tournoise pound) was a currency used in France, named after the town of Tours, in which it was minted. ... Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (January 16, 1675 - March 2, 1755), French soldier, diplomatist and writer of memoirs, was born at Versailles. ...


References

This article is based on the article Grand veneur de France from the French Wikipedia, retrieved on September 7, 2006.

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See also

King William I and King Harold II of England are portrayed hawking in the Bayeux Tapestry. ... The Great Officers of the Crown were appointed by the King of France and there were seven all told. ... La Maison du Roi (House of the King) is a French Army Household Cavalry regiment. ...

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