Thursday, June 7, 2012
Montgomery: Huguenot Leader
Montgomery, Gabriel de Lorges, comte de, and seigneur de Ducey (1530-1574).
The website of the Archives of the Department of the Manche today profiled Montgomery as “Manchois” of the month. Access at: http://archives.manche.fr/manchois-du-mois-details.asp?card=7272568
The French aristocrat was most famous for the accidental mortal wounding of King Henri II in the famous tournament held in 1559 in the Marais at the site known today as the Place des Vosges. He was also one of the more daring of the Huguenot war leaders until his capture and execution.