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A région and historical province of France.
Shortly after he came into possession of large estates left by Catherine de' Medici, from one of which he took his title of count of Auvergne.
The conspiracy was discovered; Biron and Auvergne were arrested and Biron was executed.
Auvergne after a few months' imprisonment was released, chiefly through the influence of his half-sister, his aunt, the duchess of Angouleme and his father-in-law.
Auvergne remained in the Bastille for eleven years, from 1605 to 1616.
A decree of the parlement (1606), obtained by Marguerite de Valois, deprived him of nearly all his possessions, including Auvergne, though he still retained the title.
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