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César Choiseul, comte Du Plessis-Praslin, duc de

Choiseul, César, comte Du Plessis-Praslin, duc de (sāzärˈ kôNt dü plĕsē-prälăNˈ dük də shwäzölˈ) [key], 1598–1675, marshal of France, diplomat, and soldier. He served as ambassador to Turin and commanded the army in Lombardy during the Thirty Years War. In the Fronde he sided with Cardinal Mazarin and defeated the vicomte de Turenne at Rethel (1650). Choiseul negotiated the Anglo-French alliance of 1670.

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