French military leader noted for his campaigns in France and Italy (1635–1642) during the Thirty Years' War and for his victory in the Battle of the Dunes (1658).
(person) (Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne) 1611-75; Fr. marshal.
Turenne Sentence Examples
From 1594 to 1641 the duchy remained vested in the French family of La Tour d'Auvergne, one of whom (Henry, viscount of Turenne and marshal of France) had married in 1591 Charlotte de la Marck, the last of her race.
The town was captured by the Swabian League in 1519, by Turenne in 1647, and again in 1688 by the French, who destroyed the walls.
The most important are those on Madame de Montausier (1672), which gained him the membership of the Academy, the duchesse d'Aiguillon (1675), and, above all, Marshal Turenne (1676).
The second Fronde was largely her work, and in it she played the most prominent part in attracting to the rebels first Conde and later Turenne.