Portrait of Henri I de Montmorency (1534-1614), seigneur of Damville; Duc de Montmorency (1579), Marshal of France (1567), Constable of France (1593), Governor of Languedoc from 1563 to 1614, 1567
Henri I de Montmorency (15 June 1534 in Chantilly, Oise – 2 April 1614), Marshal of France, and Constable of France, seigneur of Damville, served as Governor of Languedoc from 1563 to 1614. He became Duke of Montmorency on his brother's death in 1579. As a leader of the party called the Politiques he took a prominent part in the French Wars of Religion. In 1593 he was made constable of France, but Henry IV showed some anxiety to keep him away from Languedoc, which he ruled like a sovereign prince.
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