Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Henri de Schomberg, comte de Nanteuil-le-Haudouin
Statesman and soldier
Captaincy – Master
Strategy – Master
Schomberg (b. 1573), of German descent, is a soldier and statesman. In 1619 he is named minister of finance and grand master of artillery, serving in the campaigns against the Huguenots in the early 1620s. He proves to be less than able as a royal minister and Cardinal Richelieu, on becoming the head of the king’s council, replaces Schomberg; Schomberg is made a marshal of France as compensation.
His son, Charles, duc de Hallwin, is also a soldier.