Noailles

Several members of this old ducal family had distinguished themselves in Church and State, e. g.

1. Anne Jules (1650-1708), marshal of France, who persecuted the Huguenots;

2. Louis Antoine, his brother (1651-1729), Archbishop of Paris and Cardinal;

3. Adrien Maurice (1678-1766), also marshal, who was in the War of the Austrian Succession;

4. his son Louis was a private agent of Louis XVI.;

5. the Vicomte, Louis Marie (1756-1804), brother of (4), with the Duke d'Aiguillon took a leading part in the Assembly.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Church of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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