Biography of Gaspard de Chatillon, Sire de Coligny


Coligny (ko-lain-ye'), Gaspard de Chatillon, Sire de). A noted French Huguenot. Was born in 1517, and was murdered in the St. Bartholomew Massacre, 1572. In early life he attained great distinction as a military leader, and was created admiral in 1552. After the accession of Charles IX, he became a Protestant; on the breaking out of the civil war, he became, with the Prince of Conde, the leader of the Huguenots.