Editors. "Michel de L'Hopital, Chancellor of France, dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15158, accessed 16 April 2014.]
Death of Michel de L'Hopital. He had served as Chancellor of France between 1559 and 1568, and during his time in the post, had attempted to enact an even-handed policy between the warring factions of Catholics and Huguenots. On his downfall in 1568, he retired to his estate at Vignay, where he died.