François de Beauvilliers, 1st duc de Saint-Aignan (1610-1687), was born in Saint-Aignan (then in the Berry province, now in the Loir-et-Cher département, France). Saint-Aignan is a commune of the Loir-et-Cher département in the Centre region of France. Berry is a region located in the center of France It was a province of France until the provinces were replaced by départements ' on March 4, The Kingdom of France was organised into Provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département Loir-et-Cher is a department in north-central France named after the rivers Loir and Cher. In the Terminology of Political geography and Historiography a National department (département departamento is an administrative This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
After having been through the campaigns in Germany (1634-1635), Franche-Comté (1636), and Flanders (1637), was sent to the Bastille in consequence of his having lost the Battle of Thionville in 1640. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Franche-Comté ( Franc-Comtois: Fràntche-Comté; Franco-Provençal: Franche-Comtât) the former "Free County" of Burgundy Flanders (Vlaanderen Flandre Flandern is a geographical region located in parts of present day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The Bastille was a Fortress - Prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine —Number 232 Rue Saint-Antoine—best known today In reward for his devotion to the court party during the Fronde, his county of Saint-Aignan was elevated to a dukedom in 1663, with the special privilege of the peerage (duché-pairie), making him one of the highest ranking aristocrats of the kingdom of France. La Fronde (1648–1653 was a Civil war in France, occurring in the midst of the Franco-Spanish War, which had begun in 1635
Beauvilliers was famous by his protection of writers and literary people, as well as by his military skills and services. He entered the French Academy in 1663. L'Académie française, or the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language.
The 1st duc de Saint-Aignan died in Paris in 1687. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city He was the father of the influential duc de Beauvilliers. Paul de Beauvilliers, count and later (1679 2nd duc de Saint-Aignan (1648-1714 often referred to as the duc de Beauvilliers, was a French government
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