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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 799 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PARDAILLAN, the name of an old French family of Armagnac, of which several members distinguished themselves in the service of the kings of France in the 16th and 17th centuries. Antoine Arnaud de Pardaillan, marechal de camp, served Henry IV. in Franche-Comte, Picardy and Savoy, and was created marquis de Montespan in 1612 and marquis d'Antin in 1615 under Louis XIII. His grandson Louis Henri, marquis de Montespan, was the husband of Mme de Montespan, the mistress of Louis XIV. Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin (1665–1736), legitimate son of the famous marquise, became lieutenant-general of the armies of the king in 1702, governor of the Orleanais, director-general of buildings in. 1708, lieutenant-general in Alsace, member of the council of regency, and minister of state. He was created due d'Antin in 1711. The last due d'Antin, Louis, died in 1757.
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