E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gabrielle (3 syl.; g hard).
La Belle Gabrielle. Daughter of Antoine dEstrées, grand-master of artillery, and governor of the Ile de France. Henri IV., towards the close of 1590, happened to sojourn for a night at the Château de Cuvres, and fell in love with Gabrielle, then nineteen years of age. To throw a flimsy veil over his intrigue, he married her to Damerval de Liancourt, created her Duchess de Beaufort, and took her to live with him at court.