BATARNAY 1438-1523), French statesman, was born of an old but obscure family in Dauphine, about the year 1438.
Loaded Batarnay with favours: he married him to a rich heiress, Georgette de Montchenu, lady of Le Bouchage; besides making him captain of Mont Saint Michel and giving him valuable estates, with, later, the titles of counsellor and chamberlain to the king.
In 1469 Batarnay was sent to keep watch upon the duke of Guienne's intrigues, which began to appear dangerous.
De Mandrot's Ymbert de Batarnay (Paris, 1886).
After the capture of Perpignan on the 10th of March 1475, the wise and temperate government of Imbert de Batarnay and Boffile de Juge slowly pacified the new provinces.