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in Choiseul

  • The family’s most famous member was undeniably Etienne-François de Choiseul-Stainville, foreign secretary, then secretary for war and the navy under the reign of Louis XV.

    The family’s ranks also boast Gabriel-Florent de Choiseul-Beaupré, bishop of Mende, who rose to fame in the 18th century at the time of the Beast of Gévaudan espisode.

    Then there was the Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, who was to accompany Louis XVI on his attempted halted at Varennes.