Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie

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Victor-Maurice, Comte de Broglie
Born(1647-03-12)12 March 1647
De Broglie house, France
Died4 August 1727(1727-08-04) (aged 80)
Occupation(s)Soldier and General
Children3 sons

Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie (12 March 1647 – 4 August 1727) was a French soldier and general.

Victor-Maurice de Broglie was born in the De Broglie house, a noble family originally from Piedmont. He was the son of François-Marie, comte de Broglie and Angelique de Vassal, Countess of Favria. After the death of his father he inherited the countships of Revello and de Broglie, the marquisate of Senonches and also received the Government of La Bassee, near Lille.

He served under Condé, Turenne, and other commanders of the age of Louis XIV in the Franco-Dutch War and other conflicts. He was with Turenne during the Frond in the 1654 campaign to take Stenay.[1]

He was named maréchal de camp in 1676, lieutenant-general in 1688, and finally marshal of France in 1724,[2] just three years before his death.[3]

He had three sons, one of whom predeceased him. The second son, Charles-Guillaume, marquis de Broglie, was his heir, while the third son, François-Marie, a general and a marshal of France like his father, became the first duc de Broglie.


  1. ^ Longueville, Thomas (1907). Marshal Turenne. Robarts - University of Toronto. London: Longmans, Green. pp. 223–224.
  2. ^ "Town Talk", San Francisco Daily Times, Volume, Conklin & Haskin, 1901, p. 12
  3. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Broglie, de". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 626.