Philippe De Chabot, a French general, born toward the end of the 15th century, died June 1, 1543. Descended from an ancient family of Poitou, he was brought up with Francis I. He bravely defended Marseilles in 1524, and was made prisoner at Pavia in 1525. Appointed admiral immediately after his release, he was sent to Italy in 1529 to negotiate the ratification of the treaty of Cambrai by Charles V. Made commander-in-chief of the forces in Savoy in 1535, he effected the conquest of part of that country and of Piedmont, but was censured for not following up his victory. On his return to France charges of frauds upon the national treasury were brought against him by the constable de Montmorency. Found guilty and imprisoned, he was soon afterward pardoned by the king at the solicitation of the duchess d'Etampes, and reinstated in his position after the disgrace of Montmorency, He is said to have been the first to suggest the project of colonizing Canada. A collection of his letters written in 1525 is in the national library of Paris. A monument, dedicated to him by his son Leonor, is now in the Louvre.