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Jacques de Savoie
Duc de Nemours
(1531-85)


Other Titles and Honours

Duc de Genevois[1]
Marquis de Saint-Sorlin[1]
Baron de Beaufort[1]
Baron de Faucigny[1]
Seigneur de Poncin[1]
Seigneur de Cerdon[1]
Seigneur de Verneuil[1]
Seigneur d'Anet[1]

Positions Held

Governor of Lyonnais[1]
Governor of Dauphiné[1]
Governor of Maconnais[1]
Governor of Beaujolais[1]
Governor of Auvergne[1]

Main Events

Jacques distinguished himself at the sieges of Lens and Metz in 1552–1553, at the battle of Renty in 1554, and in the campaign of Piedmont in 1555. He was a supporter of the Guises, and had to retire for some time into Savoy in consequence of a plot. On his return to France, he fought the Huguenots, and signalised himself by his successes in Dauphiné and Lyonnais. In 1567, he induced the court to return from Meaux to Paris, took part in the battle of Saint Denis, protested against the peace of Longjumeau, and repulsed the invasion of Wolfgang, count palatine of Zweibrücken. He devoted his last years to letters and art.[2]


Place of birth: Vauluisant, Champagne[3]
Place of death: Annecy[3]

 
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Sources

1. S. Guichenon. Histoire généalogique de la royale maison de Savoie, vol. 3. Turin: chez Jean-Michel Briolo, 1778.

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, 11th edn, vol. 19. New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica Co., 1911.

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2018.
 

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