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Full Name at Birth
Louis Hercule Timolon de Cossé
Duke of Brissac Biography »
Duke of Brissac is the title of a distinguished noble family of France. The fief of Brissac in Anjou was acquired at the end of the 15th century by a noble French family named Cossé belonging to the same province. René de Cossé married into the Gouffier family, who were at that time very powerful at court. He was awarded the title of premier panetier (baker extraordinaire) to Louis XII. Two of his sons were marshals of France.