Gaston de Foix

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic
/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/foix-gaston-de

Copyright The Columbia University Press

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. The Columbia University Press

Foix, Gaston de

Gaston de Foix (gästôN´ də fwä), 1489–1512, duc de Nemours, French general in the Italian Wars; nephew of King Louis XII. As commander of the French army in Italy in 1512, he proved his outstanding ability, making his small army highly effective by the use of surprise and forced marches. He relieved Bologna, defeated the Venetians at Isola della Scala and Brescia, and successfully laid siege to Ravenna, where he was killed.

Columbia
/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gaston-de-foix

Copyright The Columbia University Press

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. The Columbia University Press

Gaston de Foix

Gaston de Foix: see Foix, Gaston de.

Columbia