Théodore Chevignard de Chavigny, comte de Toulongeon

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Théodore Chevignard de Chavigny, comte de Toulongeon (born 1687; died 1771) was a French aristocrat and diplomat. [1]

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The eldest son of Théodore Chevignard de Chavigny, Procurer-Royal and Mayor of Beaune, [2] he was posted as French Ambassador to London in 1731, later serving in Copenhagen (1737–39) and Lisbon (1740-43). As Ambassador to Munich and Frankfurt from 1745 until 1746, he was a key player in French negotiations during the War of the Austrian Succession.

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Beaune Subprefecture and commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

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In 1746 King Louis XV posted him again as Ambassador to Portugal where served until 1749, before Venice and Switzerland between 1751 and 1762. [3]

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