Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Antoine Coëffier de Ruzé d'Effiat, marquis d'Effiat
First Equerry of France and ambassador extraordinary to England
Horsemanship – Master Superior
Premier Écuyer de France since 1616, responsible for the care of the king‘s personal horses, the marquis d’Effiat is a loyal courtier. Effiat (b. 1581) was dispatched in 1624 as ambassador extraordinary to the court of King James to arrange the marriage of Louis’ sister, Henriette Marie, to Charles, now king of England, Scotland, and Ireland.