Castelnau, Michel De

, a French nobleman of high character and abilities, was frequently employed in the sixteenth century by Charles IX. and Henry III. of France in negociations of great importance; and among other destinations, he was five times ambassador in England, and the first time resided above ten years. The “Memoirs of his Negociations” published by Le Laboreur in 1669, 2 vols. fol. and reprinted at Brussels in 1731, 3 vols. fol. afford much interesting and authentic information respecting the history of his time. He died in 1592. His Memoirs were translated into English by the rev. Mr. Kelly, Lond. 1724, fol. 3


Dict. Hist.Moreri. Rawiinson’s Historians.