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Camille Tallard, marquis de la Baume-d'Hostun, baron d'Arlanc, comte de

Tallard or Tallart, Camille, marquis de la Baume-d'Hostun, baron d'Arlanc, comte de (kämēˈyə märkēˈ də lä bōmˌ-dôstöNˈ bärôNˈ därläNkˈ kôNt də tälärˈ) [key], 1652–1728, French diplomat, marshal of France. He negotiated the partition treaties of 1698 and 1700 that preceded the War of the Spanish Succession (see Spanish Succession, War of the). Although victorious at Speyer (1703), he was defeated and taken prisoner at Blenheim (1704). He served as minister of state in 1726.

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