Gaston de Foix

Gaston de Foix:

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, 1489–1512, duc de Nemours, French general in the Italian Wars; nephew of King Louis XII. As commander of the French army in Italy in 1512, he proved his outstanding ability, making his small army highly effective by the use of surprise and forced marches.
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Foix, Gaston de

(gästôN` də fwä), 1489–1512, duc de Nemours, French general in the Italian WarsItalian Wars,
1494–1559, series of regional wars brought on by the efforts of the great European powers to control the small independent states of Italy. Renaissance Italy was split into numerous rival states, most of which sought foreign alliances to increase their
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; nephew of King Louis XII. As commander of the French army in Italy in 1512, he proved his outstanding ability, making his small army highly effective by the use of surprise and forced marches. He relieved Bologna, defeated the Venetians at Isola della Scala and Brescia, and successfully laid siege to Ravenna, where he was killed.
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As it is seen in Augustus Caesar, Cosmus Duke of Florence, Gaston de Foix, and others.
'They were first recorded in France in Gaston de Foix's Le Livre de Chasse (The Book of Hunting), where he gives a detailed account of the feast and what was eaten, including pastries, hams, and baked meats.
His misgivings about the exploit put him "in the bad graces of the city, with complaints about his feeble courage." [55] After Gritti took Brescia in early February, Spanish troops under Gaston de Foix, the twenty-two-year old nephew of Louis XII and the new French governor in Italy, rushed from Bologna, destroyed Gritti's forces, and took the proveditor-general prisoner.
Contextualizing this dialectic within the continuing debate over artistic representations of reality from Plato through the Sophists, Carabell studies the specularity and self-reflexivity of painting, symbolized by the presence of mirrors in such paintings as Savoldo's Gaston de Foix and Titian's Venus with a Mirror.
For the Man in Armor, often misidentified as Gaston de Foix, see Martin.
Savoldos sogenanntes "Bildnis des Gaston de Foix" Zum Problem des Paragone in der Kunst und Kunsttheorie der italienischen Renaissance.
Gaston de Foix, killed late in the battle, was indispensable to the campaign, and the French evacuated Italy scant months after their brilliant victory.
Andrew John Martin's exhaustive book-length treatment of one of the most intriguing paintings by Savoldo, the so-called Portrait of Gaston de Foix (now in the Louvre) is therefore also most welcome.