Henry VIII,the Reign
Robert III de la Marck
1491 –December 21, 1537
Duke of Bouillon, Lord of Sedan and Lord of Fleuranges
Profile Robert III de la Marck
Robert III of the Marck, Duke of Bouillon, lord of Sedan and of Fleuranges, known by this last title, was a servant to the service of the French crown during the reigns of Luis XII and of Francis I and obtained the dignity of Marshal of France.
He was son of Robert II of the Marck, Duke of Bouillon and lord of Sedan.
He was ten years of age when he was sent to the court of Louis XII, and became friendly with future King Francis. Under the reign of Louis XII and took part in campaigns in the Dutchy of Milan, in the battle of Ravenna, and in the battle of Novara.
In 1515, he returned to Italy under the command of Francis in person, and distinguished himself in the battle of Marignano
In 1519 was sent on a diplomatic mission, to Germany to canvas votes for Francis to become emperor.