1611, Sep 111675, Jul 27
was the most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne family. He achieved military fame and became a Marshal of France. He was one of six marshals who have been made Marshal General of France. Frederick Henry of Nassau, who succeeded his brother Maurice as Stadtholder and Prince of Orange in 1625, gave Turenne a captaincy in 1626. The young officer took his part in the siege warfare of the period, and won special commendation from his uncle (one of the foremost commanders of the time) for his skill and courage at the celebrated siege of 's-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) in 1629. In 1630 Turenne left the Netherlands and entered the service of France, motivated not only by the prospect of military advancement but also by his mother's desire to show the loyalty of the Bouillon dominions to the French crown.
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04/30/1650-French rebel Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne2 signs treaty with Spain 
05/04/1652-Battle of Etampes: French army under Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne beats Fronde rebels 
06/12/1672-Louis XIV and the French army (under General Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne) cross the Rhine at Lobith
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