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Portrait of Jacques d'Albon c. 1562 (musée national du château et des Trianons, Versailles)

Jacques d'Albon, seigneur de Saint-André by Jean-François-Théodore Gechter, Galerie des batailles at the château de Versailles

Jacques d'Albon, Seigneur de Saint Andre (c. 1505-1562) was a French soldier and favorite of Henry II of France. He was made marshal of France, governor of Lyonnais and ambassador in England. He served with great bravery against the emperor Charles V in 1552. In 1557 he was taken prisoner at the battle of Saint Quentin, but was released the following year, and took part in negotiating the peace of Cateau-Cambrsis. After the death of Francis II he formed in 1561 with the constable de Montmorency and Francis, duke of Guise, an alliance known as the triumvirate against the Protestants and the queen-mother. He perished at the battle of Dreux by the hand of a private enemy.


Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911) Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.) Cambridge University Press 

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