Cesar de Vendome was the son of Henri IV and la belle Gabrielle. He became Governor of Brittany, and superintendent-in-chief of the national navigation. Henry also bestowed on him as an appanage the duchy of Vendome. He married the daughter of Philip Emmanuel of Lorraine, Duc de Mercoeur, by whom he had three children: Isabelle, who became the wife of Charles Amedee, Duc de Nemours; Louis, who died single; and Francois, Duc de Beaufort.
 Jean de Berthault (or Bertaut) was born at Caen in 1552. He was first-almoner of Catherine de Medicis, Abbot of Aulnai, and subsequently Bishop of Seez. He was a pupil of Ronsard, and a friend of Desportes. He wrote a great number of sacred and profane poems, psalms, and sonnets. He also produced a “Funeral Oration on Henri IV,” and a “Translation of St. Ambroise.” He died in 1611.
 Amours du Grand Alcandre, p. 41.
 Amours du Grand Alcandre, p. 42.
 Claude de Lorraine, Prince de Joinville, was the fourth son of Henri, Duc de Guise, surnamed the Balafre, brother of Charles, Duc de Mayenne, and of Louis, Cardinal de Guise. He married Marie de Rohan, Duchesse de Chevreuse, the daughter of Hercule de Rohan, Duc de Montbazon, and peer of France, and was subsequently known as Duc de Chevreuse. He died in 1657.
 Amours du Grand Alcandre, pp. 272, 273.
 Dreux du Radier, vol. vi. p. 85. Saint-Edme, p. 218.
 Amours du Grand Alcandre, p. 274.
 Amours du Grand Alcandre, p. 276.
 Mademoiselle de Sourdis was the daughter of Francois d’Escoubleau, Seigneur de Jouy, de Launay, Marquis de Sourdis, etc., and of Isabelle Babou, Dame d’Alluie, daughter of Jean Babou, Seigneur de la Bourdaisiere, and aunt of Gabrielle d’Estrees. He was deprived of the government of Chartres by the League; but was restored by Henri III at the entreaty of Gabrielle.