The Man Behind the Iron Mask. The Story of the Man in the Iron Mask 2019-02-27

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Who Was the Real Prisoner Behind Dumas's Man in the Iron Mask?

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

He is also revealed as the father of the twins, as well as being dedicated to the interests of France. I, like Sunny stated above, sincerely hope that the mask was really made of velvet instead of iron. Records indicate that he was born on 30 August 1637, the son of François Dauger, a captain in 's guards. Colbert, realizing that Dauger is a monster, ready to commit any kind of crime, persuades him, with a promise of freedom, to murder Fouquet. One of the decoded messages mentioned of a prisoner named General Vivien de Bulonde, who supposedly angered the king for his cowardice during the siege of Cuneo back in 1691. He was two years older than Eustache and knew the Cavoyes well. It was here that the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned before being moved to Bastille in Paris 'Life does not make sense,' Prof Sonnino continued.

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Man in the Iron Mask

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

His accompanying letter is now lost, but not the reply from Louvois which was written on 10 July. He ate and slept with the mask on. The writer who traced the prisoner named Eustache Dauger to Eustache Dauger de Cavoye was Maurice Duvivier, whose book on the Iron Mask was published in 1932. The party continued until Easter Sunday, and what exactly happened in that time is not known. Also in attendance are Raoul and his , Christine Bellefort. When they asked him why he refused to reveal his name and fortune, he replied that such a confession would cost him his life and the lives of those to whom he disclosed the secret.

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The Real Man Behind the Iron Mask

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

There is comedy, romance, adventure, drama, some educational value, and it holds the oh-so-fine Jeremy Irons. In 1745, when he was appointed prison chaplain, the governor was René de Launey, who had been a member of the prison staff since 1710. In the rest of the passage he makes even more detailed assertions: The Marquis de Louvois 2 who was the Minister of War at the time went to see him on the island before he was moved, and remained standing while he talked with him, showing great respect. Marguerite, offshore from Cannes of all places, still stands the rude stone fortress where the Man in the Iron Mask spent his lonely days. The King ordered an enquiry, but Mazarin chose to go ahead and make an example of his nephew Mancini.

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The unsolved mystery behind the Man in the Iron mask

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

But things expanded from there. Eustache was allowed to become a full lieutenant in 1662, so by that time certaintly he was no longer under a cloud. The will was read on 8 July and by it Madame de Cavoye bequeathed the family title and fortune to her youngest son, Louis. Even if he had done so, however, it is unlikely that an officer of twenty-eight who was sober, defending himself against a boy with a stick who was drunk, could have unleashed that kind of sword-thrust by accident. But since a prince with royal blood is not allowed to be killed, he had to spend the rest of his days in prison while wearing a mask the entire time to hide his striking resemblance with the reigning king.

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EUSTACHE DAUGER UNMASKED

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

Available from: How A Cryptoanalyst Discovered The Identity Of The Man In The Iron Mask — io9. He was placed in a solitary cell in the pre-furnished third chamber of the Bertaudière tower. In the years that follow, he gets mixed up with other Satanists, the most depraved and corrupt elements of society, and through them with the criminal underworld of Paris. Available from: Man in the Iron Mask — Historic Mysteries. He was very devout and read continuously. Documents have survived indicating that Dauger de Cavoye was held at Saint-Lazare in Paris at about the same time that Dauger, the man in the mask, was taken into custody in Pignerol, hundreds of miles away in the south.

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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

A love affair, which he had been trying to start with a certain Sidonia de Courcelles, had turned into an affair of honour to be concluded with her husband. The first rumours of the prisoner's identity specifically as a began to circulate at this point. Bussy-Rabutin arrived at the gallop on Good Friday morning which, being the day of sorrow and desolation in the Church, of obligatory fasting and abstinence, was not on the face of it a very appropriate day to start a party. In February 1680, the interrogations of the poisoners had taken such a turn that it was necessary to enlarge the competence of the tribunal to deal with cases of sacrilege and profanation, witchcraft and devil-worship. Much later, in his Essais Historiques sur Paris, Saint-Fox offered two more pieces of information about the Iron Mask not previously published.

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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998 film)

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

Thwarted but not defeated, Louvois convinced the King that further investigation was necessary and continued detention advisable. Indolent, surly, disorderly, grim, He was the genuine tortoise-type, But he stuck his neck out for another drink And apoplexy poleaxed him. You have only to allow yourself to be led. Another prisinor candidate, much favoured in the 1800s, was Nicolas Fouquet's fellow prisoner Count Ercole Antonio Mattioli. How to explain the cause of their secret concern, that mixture of drugs prepared by Dauger and found in the pocket of Fouquet after his death? At that stage, moreover, there appeared to be no motive for such a crime, and thus no suspect. However, the duellists were able to convince their judges that they had made up their differences without drawing swords, and two weeks later the Parlement ordered their release.

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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998 film)

The Man Behind the Iron Mask

In the 1998 film, the King is depicted negatively while his twin brother is sympathetically portrayed. All scientific knowledge is practical and based on varying degrees of probability. Though the country appears to be on the verge of a revolution, Louis continues to spend his time preparing for war and seducing countless women. It is a silly end to a great book. This last remark was in reference to a story in the same connection which had been published earlier that year in the same periodical. Riouffe claimed that once in his youth he had seen the Iron Mask in Cannes, but he offered no information on that experience; his contribution was based upon local traditions which had grown up around the mysterious prisoner during his stay on Sainte-Marguerite.

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