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Yves d'Alègre
French military officer

Yves d'Alègre

Yves d'Alègre
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Intro French military officer
Was Military personnel Officer Military officer
From France
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 1653
Death 3 February 1733, Paris, France (aged 80 years)
Children: Marie-Thérèse d'Alègre
Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit  
Knight of the Order of Saint-Michel  
Marshal of France  
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Yves d'Alègre, marquis of Tourzel

Yves d'Alègre (1653 – 3 March 1733). He was the fifth head of the Alègre family, and marquis of Tourzel as well as seigneur of Montaigu, of Saint-Flour-le-Châtel, of Aurouze and of Aubusson and count of Flaugeac.


He fought in all Louis XIV's wars — the Franco-Dutch War, the Nine Years' War, the War of the Spanish Succession. He became Colonel of the Royal Dragoon Regiment from May 1679 to April 1693 and took part in the sieges of Limbourg, Condé, Valenciennes, Cambrai, Luxembourg and the Battle of Steinkerque, where he was wounded in the arm by a musket shot. In March 1693 he was appointed Maréchal de camp and promoted Lieutenant-General in January 1702.

He was captured in 1705 but freed on parole as a secret negotiator. After his negotiations failed, he was reimprisoned. In 1712 he was freed and the same year took part in the capture of Douai on 8 September, the siege of Quesnoy on 4 October and the siege of Bouchain on 11 October.

In 1706 he was appointed Governor of Saint-Omer, rising to Lieutenant-General of the Languedoc in 1707, then Governor of Metz in 1723; he was further promoted Marshal of France in 1724. Already a Knight of Malta, King Louis XV appointed him a Chevalier of the Order du Saint-Esprit in 1728.

Marriage and issue

On 29 August 1679 he married Jeanne (1658-1723), daughter of Jean de Giraud, lord of Donneville. They had five children:

  • Yves-Emmanuel (1685-1705) Count of Alègre and of Millau
  • Marie-Thérèse (1680–1706) married (1696) Louis François Marie Le Tellier, marquis of Barbezieux, son of Michel marquis de Louvois
  • Marie-Marguerite married (1705) Philippe de Recourt, count of Rupelmonde
  • Marie-Emmanuelle married (1713) Jean-Baptiste Desmarets, marquis of Maillebois, Marshal of France
  • Marguerite-Thérèse (b. 1700 & d. young)

After the death of Marquise Jeanne, his first wife, he married secondly Madeleine d'Ancezune on 21 August 1724.

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