César d'Estrées

Portrait of César d'Estrées (1658).
Reception of cardinal César d'Estrées in Venice.
Painting by Luca Carlevaris (1701).

César d'Estrées (5 February 1628 18 December 1714) was a French diplomat and Cardinal.

Estrées was born and died in Paris. He was the son of Marshal François Annibal d'Estrées, and brother of Marshal Jean II d'Estrées.

Estrées was abbot of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Duke-Bishop of Laon, a cardinal, and he was French ambassador in Rome and Spain, commander in the Order of the Holy Spirit and pair de France. He was elected member of the Académie française in 1658.

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