Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu

Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu

Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet and wit, was born at Fontenay, Normandy. His father, maître des comptes of Rouen, sent him to study at the Collège de Navarre. Guillaume early showed the wit that was to distinguish him, and gained the favor of the duke of Vendôme, who procured for him the abbey of Aumale and other benefices. Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, and his brother Philippe, grand prior of the Knights of Malta in France, at that time had a joint establishment at the Temple, where they gathered round them a very gay and reckless circle. Chaulieu became the constant companion and adviser of the two princes. He made an expedition to Poland in the ... more on Wikipedia

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