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Encyclopedia > Louis d'Aubusson de la Feuillade

Louis d'Aubusson de la Feuillade (1673 - January 28, 1725) was a Marshal of France. 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... Baton of a modern Marshal of France The Marshal of France (French: Maréchal de France) is a military distinction in contemporary France, not a military rank. ...


He was the son of François d'Aubusson de La Feuillade, also a Marshal of France. He married the daughter of Michel Chamillart, the secretary of state for war of Louis XIV of France. Baton of a modern Marshal of France The Marshal of France (French: Maréchal de France) is a military distinction in contemporary France, not a military rank. ... Michel Chamillart (1652 - 14 April 1721) was a French statesman, a minister of King Louis XIV of France. ... Sun King redirects here. ...


He died in the Château de Marly without children; the title of duc de Roannais became extinct. The Château de Marly was located in what has become Marly-le-Roi, the commune that existed at the edge of the royal park. ...


Military career

When Vendôme was sent to Flanders in 1706 after the Battle of Ramillies, La Feuillade became his unlikely successor as supreme commander of the French troops in Italy. Louis Joseph, Duc de Vendôme on campaign, 1706. ... The Battle of Ramillies was a major battle in the War of Spanish Succession, May 23, 1706. ...


It was his father-in-law who had recommended him to Louis XIV. La Feuillade, at the age of 33, was unexperienced, ambitious and arrogant. Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ...


La Feuillade ignored the good advice of Vauban (an expert on sieges), and attacked the citadel of Turin head on. During the long siege of Turin, he foolishly chased a small army under Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, wasting valuable resources. Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban and later Marquis de Vauban (May 15, 1633 - March 30, 1707), commonly referred to as Vauban, was a Marshal of France and the foremost military engineer of his age, famed for his skill in both designing fortifications and in breaking through them. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city as well as a business and cultural center in northwest Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... Victor Amadeus II (b. ...


After the crushing defeat at the Battle of Turin, followed by the complete withdrawal of the French troops from Italy, La Feuillade was the scapegoat. The Battle of Turin took place on 7 September 1706 west of the city of Turin during the War of the Spanish Succession. ...


He was ignored during the rest of the reign of Louis XIV, but was restored under Louis XV, and made a Marshal of France in 1724. Louis XV (February 15, 1710 – May 10, 1774), called the Well-Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1715 to 1774. ...


 
 

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