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Jean de Gassion
Jean de Gassion (1609-1647) was a general of France during the Franco-Spanish War.

Biography

Jean de Gassion was born in Pau, southern France in 1609, and he became a cavalry commander in the French Army during the Thirty Years' War. He served under Louis, Grand Conde, and he helped the Grand Conde in defeating combined Habsburg forces at the 1643 Battle of Rocroi. He reached the rank of Marshal of France at the age of 34 after fighting at Rocroi, and he was mortally wounded during the capture of the Flemish city of Lens from Spain in 1647.

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