Jean Baptiste Budes Guébriant, comte de

Guébriant, Jean Baptiste Budes, comte de (zhäN bätēstˈ büd kôNt də gābrēäNˈ) [key], 1602–43, marshal of France and general in the Thirty Years War. He commanded the French auxiliaries of Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar and succeeded to his command. Guébriant, with Swedish aid, defeated (1641) the imperial troops at Wolfenbüttel. Made a marshal in 1642, he was killed at Rottweil.

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