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Blaise de Lasseran-Massencôme Montluc, seigneur de

Montluc or Monluc, Blaise de Lasseran-Massencôme, seigneur de (blĕz də läsräNˈ-mäsäNkômˈ, sānyörˈ də môNlükˈ) [key], c.1502–1577, marshal of France. A Gascon soldier of fortune, he fought in the Italian Wars and the Wars of Religion. His famous Commentaires (1592), which King Henry IV called "the soldier's bible," are admirable military history.

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