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Hercule, Duke of Montbazon

Hercule de Rohan was a member of the princely House of Rohan. The second Duke of Montbazon, he is an ancestor of the present Princes of Guéméné, his daughter was the famous Frondeur the duchesse de Chevreuse. He was a Peer of France. Born the seventh of fourteen children of Louis de Rohan, prince de Guéméné and his wife Eléanore de Rohan, he was given the title of Count of Rochefort-en-Yvelines prior to becoming the Duke of Montbazon in 1589 at the death of his brother, he married twice. Madeleine was the widow of his elder brother, Louis VII de Rohan-Guéméné; the couple had two children. His first son Louis, was the Prince of Guéméné and thus the head of the surviving main line of the House of Rohan, she married Charles d'Albert, Duke of Luynes, a favourite of King Louis XIII, had issue. Hercule's first wife Madeleine died in 1602. In 1628, he married Marie de Bretagne d'Avaugour, daughter of Claude de Bretagne, Count of Vertus and Catherine Fouquet de La Varenne, his second wife was hailed as one of the most notorious women of her time.

Hercule and Marie had three children, of whom François and Anne, would have progeny. François founded the Soubise line of the Rohan's and married his cousin Anne de Rohan-Chabot and Anne, his youngest child married Louis Charles d'Albert de Luynes, her nephew by her older sister Marie. Hercule served his successor Henri IV against the Catholic League, he was lieutenant-general of Brittany and later, the governor of Nantes. Henri IV made him governor of the Ile-de-France, he was the master of the hounds. Hercule was riding in the carriage with Henri IV when the king was assassinated by François Ravaillac on 14 May 1610. Hercule himself was wounded in the attack. Hercule commanded the funeral procession for Henri's heart He died at the Château de Couziers eighty-six years old, he was buried at Rochefort-en-Yvelines in local church's chapel called Chapel of princes. Issue with first wife: Louis VIII, Prince of Guéméné, Prince de Guéméné married Anne de Rohan, heiress of Guéméné.

Argentina at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

Argentina was one of the seventeen nations that competed at the inaugural Summer Paralympic Games in 1960 held in Rome, Italy from September 19 to 24, 1968. Preparations for the Games began two years prior in 1958 to stage what was at the time called the 9th Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games; the team finished tenth in the medal table with a total of six medals, two gold, three silver and one bronze. The Argentinian team consisted of one man and four women. Athletes at the first Paralympics in 1960 were all afflicted by spinal cord injuries and required the use of a wheelchair; this is in contrast to Paralympics that include events for participants that fit into any of five different disability categories. Each Paralympic sport has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. All five of Argentina's athletes in Rome took part in swimming events.

Each won at least one medal. The most successful of the five was Sznitowski. Argentina's other gold medal was won by Perazzo in the women's 50 metres crawl incomplete class 3; the only swimmer in the event, she finished in a time of 1 minute 15.3 seconds to claim the medal. Further medals were won by Djukich, silver in the women's 50 metres backstroke incomplete class 4, Galan, a bronze in the women's 50 metres crawl incomplete class 4 and Mier who took silver in the women's 50 metres crawl complete class 5. Argentina at the 1960 Summer Olympics