Philippe de Chabot
Chabot, Philippe de (fēlēpˈ də shäbōˈ) [key], also known as Amiral de Brion brēôNˈ, 1480–1543, count of Charny and of Buzançois, admiral of France. After a successful campaign (1536) in Savoy and Piedmont, he was, through the intrigues of Anne, duc de Montmorency, accused and convicted (1541) of misconduct in office, but he was pardoned by King Francis I. Chabot was instrumental in arranging the voyages of Giovanni da Verrazano.
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