• Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau

    Philippe de Courcillon was born on September 21 in 1638, only a couple of days after Louis XIV, whose death Philippe de Courcillon would record almost a century later.   Born at the Château de Dangeau to Louis de Courcillon and Charlotte des Nouhes, and into a Calvinist family, Philippe converted to Catholicism early. After a youth not much is known…

  • Dangeau’s Diary, September 1685

    1st. — Intelligence arrived that the Princes de Conti, three days after the taking of Neuville, had left Hungary. That they had already arrived at Strasburg, whence they had dispatched a courier to Monsieur le Prince and that they had repaired there to await the answer, and the King’s commands. 2d. — We heard this evening that all the Huguenots…

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