• Antonin Nompar de Caumont, Duc de Lauzun

    Sometimes the life of someone is so adventurous that one questions if fact or fiction. This is certainly the case with the infamous Duc de Lauzun and let me assure you, that fact can be as strange as fiction at times.   The man who became famous as Lauzun was born in 1632 to Gabriel Nompar de Caumont, Comte de…

  • La Grande Mademoiselle, le Duc de Lauzun and the woes of love…

    Aging stoic woman, who happens to be the richest heiress in all of Europe, meets egoistic court buffoon and falls in love with him… what could possibly go wrong?   La Grande Mademoiselle, cousin to Louis XIV, who has refused one marriage proposal after the next, while those she had in mind herself did not work out, met Antoine Nompar de…

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