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Choiseul(-Stainville), Etienne-François, Duc delocked

(b Nancy, June 28, 1719; d Paris, May 8, 1785).


French statesman, patron and collector, probably a cousin of Marie-Gabriel(-Florent-Auguste), Comte de Choiseul-(Beaupré-)Gouffier. After distinguished service in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) and with the support of the Marquise de Pompadour, Choiseul was appointed French ambassador to Rome (1754) and later to Vienna (...

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