Ambroise de Loré


Ambroise de LORÉ (* c.1396, 1446), Marshall of the Duke of Alençon's army, captain of Fresnay then of Sainte-Suzanne, baron of Ivry, Ambroise de Loré was born circa 1396 in Loré's castle, near Oisseau. He married Catherine de Marcilly, baronne of Ivry. He helped organize the army of reinforcement and accompanied Joan from Blois to Orléans. On the 6th of May 1429, he took part in the attack on the fort of the Augustins. On 8th May, he and La Hire, follow the retreating English Army. He was in the vanguard of the French forces during the battle of Patay. He was with the Maid at the siege of Compiègne. After the liberation of Paris in 1436 he was named Provost of the city. He died on 24th may 1446. He was nicknamed "the Du Guesclin of the Bas-Maine".


Coat of arms. - Ermine, three quintefoils gules.



Ste-Suzanne's fortress (Mayenne)
photo © J.-C. Colrat