Dampierre, Marc-Antoine, Marquis de
- Éric de Dampierre
(b Franleu, Somme, May 20, 1678; d Versailles, June 17, 1756). French veneur (huntsman), musician and composer. He was the son of a Huguenot gentleman from the comté of Eu who went into exile in about 1696 to ‘save the liberties of Europe’, going to Stargard (Pomerania) and London. Dampierre entered the service of the Duke of Maine as a page in ...