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Who is L'Aubespine?

The L'Aubespine family was a French family descended from Claude de l'Aubespine, a lawyer of Orléans and bailiff of the abbey of Saint Euverte in the beginning of the 16th century. His progeny gained distinction in offices connected with the law.

⁕Sebastien de l'Aubespine was abbot of Bassefontaine, and abbé commendataire Mozac, bishop of Vannes and afterwards bishop of Limoges. He fulfilled important diplomatic missions in Germany, Hungary, England, the Low Counties, and Switzerland under King Francis I of France and his successors. He was plenipotentiary of France to the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis.

⁕Claude de L'Aubespine was Sebastien's brother and baron of Chateauneuf-sur-Cher. He was a secretary of finance and he was in charge of negotiations with England in 1555 and 1559. He was commissioned several times to deal with the Huguenots in the king's name.

⁕Guillaume de l'Aubespine was Claude's son, a councillor of state and ambassador to England.

⁕Madeleine de l’Aubespine was a French poet, who corresponded with Ronsard. She married Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy.

⁕Charles de l'Aubespine was ambassador to Germany, the Low Countries, Venice and England. He was Keeper of the Seals, from 1630–1633, and 1650-1651.

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