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Théodore Agrippa d'Aubigné was born on 8 February 1552 in Castle Saint-Maury near Pons, province of Saintonge in France (now Charente-Maritime, France). He was the son of Jean d'Aubigné, a judge, and his wife Catherine de l'Estang.
His father was the descendant of a family of tanners in Loudun. His mother's family was gentry (petite noblesse), She died at his birth.
In 1583 he married Suzanne de Lusignan de Lezay, of a cadet branch of the prestigious Lusignan family. They had three children:
After his wife Suzanne's death in 1596, Agrippa had a son with his mistress Jacqueline Chayer:
Agrippa d'Aubigné was forced to leave France in 1620 and settled in Geneva. There he married Renée Burlamacchi, daughter of Francesco Burlamacchi, in 1623.
He died in Geneva on 9 May 1630.
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