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Odet de Foix Lautrec, vicomte de

Lautrec, Odet de Foix, vicomte de (ôdāˈ də fwä vēkôNtˈ də lōtrĕkˈ) [key], 1485–1528, marshal of France. In the Italian Wars he fought at Marignano (1515) and was subsequently governor of Milan. Defeated at La Bicocca (1522), he was forced to evacuate Italy. He recovered favor as governor of Languedoc and was made marshal in 1523. In 1527 he headed the French expedition to Italy and reconquered Milan but died of plague while besieging Naples.

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