Paul-Hippolyte de Beauvilliers, duke of Saint-Aignan

Paul-Hippolyte de Beauvilliers, duke of Saint-Aignan (15 November 1684, Paris – 22 January 1776, Paris) was a French diplomat, soldier, chevalier des ordres du Roi and peer of France.


Coat of arms of the Beauvilliers family, Dukes of Saint-Aignan

He was the grandson of François Honorat de Beauvilliers and of Antoinette Servien and son of François de Beauvilliers, 1st duc de Saint-Aignan and Henriette-Louise Colbert.


He served as ambassador to Spain (where in 1716 he accompanied don Philip to the baptismal font in the name of France), then as a member of the Regency council in 1719, governor of Le Havre and ambassador extraordinary to Rome in 1731. He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1726 and of the Académie des inscriptions in 1732.

See also

Duke of Saint-Aignan

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