The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 1, PT. 2

The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 1, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Hilf, a suburb of Vienna, he built a splendid aqueduct to supply the contiguous part of this city with water. His palace at Vienna contained one of the finest collections of engravings, original drawings by Raphael, Michael Angelo, Guido, Van Dyk, and others, and a great number of the finest paintings. After his death, on the 10th February, 1822, these collections passed into the hands of his heir, the Archduke Charles. (Conversations-Lexicon, i. 149.) W. P. ALBERT, CHARLES D', due de Luynes, constable of France, descended of a noble family, the founder of which, Thomas d'Albert or Alberti settled at Pont Esprit in Dauphiny about 1414. Some authors have stated that Thomas was son to a brother of Innocent VI. This story is unsupported by any evidence; but judging by the promotion he obtained, and the matrimonial alliance he made, there is every reason to believe that he must have been a man of good family. His descendants continued to reside at Pont Es prit, steadily advancing in wealth and power, (the first who assumed the title of Seigneur en partie de Luynes en Provence, was Leon, born 1493--1544, ) but still ranking only among the inferior nobility, till the time of the subject of this sketch. Charles d'Albert, the second son of Honore d'Albert, governor of Beaucaire and Pont Esprit, was born at Pont Esprit on the 5th of August, 1578. He was not baptized till 1592, the year of his father's death: the ceremony was performed in the church of St. Denis, and Henri IV. stood godfather. Young d'Albert was presented at court for the first time on the occasion of Henri's marriage with Mary of Medici, in 1600. The family estates had probably been dilapidated during the civil wars, for it is certain that he and his brother Honore, afterwards more

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  • United States
  • English
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