Dangeau’s Diary, February 1686

Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau

2nd. — The King refused to sign the marriage-contract of Mademoiselle de Tonnerre, saying that he would confer that honour upon those only with whom he was satisfied.

13th. — l am informed that Monsieur Dacier, a gentleman celebrated for his erudition and literary productions, and who has married Mademoiselle Lefevre of still greater literary celebrity, has had a pension from the King of five hundred crowns. They have both been converted within these few months.

25th. — The King resolved to send troops to Monsieur de Savoie to reduce to obedience the inhabitants of the valleys of Lucerne and Angrogne, who would not consent to change their religion. His Majesty has ordered six battalions, two regiments of dragoons, and one of cavalry upon this service.

26th. — Marshal Estrades died at Paris. He was tutor to the Duc de Chartres. It was with respect to him, that Benserade remarked that Monsieur found it difficult to bring up tutors for his son.

 

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