Portrait of Anne de Montmorency (1493-1567), Duc de Montmorency (1551), Marshal of France (1522), Constable of France (1538), Grand Master of France (1526-1558)
Anne, Duke of Montmorency, Honorary Knight of the Garter (15 March 1493, Chantilly, Oise – 12 November 1567, Paris) was a French soldier, statesman and diplomat. He became Marshal of France and Constable of France. Montmorency was born at Chantilly to the ancient Montmorency family. His father, Guillaume, had a senior status in the household of Francis, Count of Angoulême (the future King Francis I). He was raised beside Francis and they became close, fighting together in 1512 at the Battle of Ravenna. In 1514 his sister Louise de Montmorency married Gaspard I de Coligny. Their children included Gaspard II de Coligny who was Admiral of France (Amiral de Coligny), Odet, cardinal de Châtillon and François.
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