Gaspard II De Coligny

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Birthday
16, 1519
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 24, 1572 (53)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1519
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 24, 1572 (53)

About

French nobleman and admiral who was a Huguenot leader during the French Wars of Religion. He attempted to establish Huguenot colonies in the Americas.

Before Fame

He descended from famous figures such as Alfred the Great, Rollo the Viking, and William the Conqueror.

Trivia

He was assassinated in his lodgings by the Guise family during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres.

Family Life

He was born to Gaspard I de Coligny and Louise de Montmorency.

Associated With

He and Jean-Paul Marat were both notable French Huguenots.