François de Clermont- Tonnerre (1629-1701)

François de Clermont- Tonnerre (1629-1701) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North of Grenoble, was held by a family which in the 16th century inherited the County of Tonnerre on the northern fringes of Burgundy.

Thenceforward the family, one of the great families of the Ancien Régime, was known as Clermont-Tonnerre.

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