or Co·li·gni

[ kaw-lee-nyee ]

  1. Gas·pard de [ga-sparduh], /gaˈspar də/, 1519–72, French admiral and Huguenot leader.

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How to use Coligny in a sentence

  • Admiral Coligny accompanied the party in order that his presence might ensure them due respect at the Louvre.

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  • In France these people were called Hugue-nots, and among them was a nobleman named Coligny (co-leenye).

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  • Religious troubles had, as we have also seen, led Coligny to try to plant colonies in Carolina and Florida.

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  • Coligny heard in Normandy the report of the atrocious charges that had been wrung from Poltrot.

  • Not long after Guise's approach, fearing that his design was to besiege the city of Orleans, Coligny threw himself into it.

British Dictionary definitions for Coligny



/ (French kɔliɲi) /

  1. Gaspard de (ɡaspar də), Seigneur de Châtillon. 1519–72, French Huguenot leader

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