Soubise, Benjamin de Rohan, seigneur de (bäNzhämăNˈ də rōäNˈ sānyûrˈ də sōbēzˈ) [key], 1583–1642, French Protestant general. He fought under Maurice of Nassau in the Netherlands and subsequently shared the leadership of the Huguenots with his brother, Henri, duc de Rohan. He directed the defense of La Rochelle (1627–28) against Cardinal Richelieu's forces and after that city's fall retired to England.
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