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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Vendôme, Louise Joseph, Duc de

French general, born at Paris, great-grandson of Henry IV.; served in the wars of Louis XIV., and gained several victories; was defeated by Marlborough and Prince Eugene at Oudenarde in 1708, but by his victory at Villaviciosa contributed to the restoration of Philip V. to the Spanish throne in 1711; was a man of gross sensuality, and has been pilloried by Saint Simon for the execration of all mankind (1654-1712).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Vendôme, Louise Joseph, Duc de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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