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Adrien Maurice Noailles, duc de

Noailles, Adrien Maurice, duc de (ädrēăNˈ mōrēsˈ dük də nōĪˈyə) [key], 1678–1766, marshal of France. He fought in the War of the Spanish Succession and was head of the finance council under the regent Philippe II d'Orléans. He distinguished himself in the War of the Polish Succession and the War of the Austrian Succession and exercised considerable influence on the development of French foreign policy.

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