Antoinette de Mérode
|Antoinette de Merode|
|Princess consort of Monaco|
28 September 1828|
10 February 1864 35) (aged|
|Burial||Saint Nicholas Cathedral|
|Spouse||Charles III, Prince of Monaco|
|Issue||Albert I, Prince of Monaco|
|Father||Werner de Merode|
|Mother||Victoire de Spangen d'Uyternesse|
Antoinette de Merode (Antoinette Ghislaine; 28 September 1828 – 10 February 1864), Princess of Monaco, was born in Brussels as the daughter of Count Werner de Merode (1797-1840) and his spouse, Countess Victoire de Spangen d'Uyternesse (1797–1845).
Life and marriage
Thanks to her generous dowry, Prince Charles III was able to finance the embellishment of Monte Carlo in order to attract wealthy tourists to the principality. She acquired for herself the Château de Marchais, which is still the property of the Grimaldi family today.
She was the sister of Louise de Mérode and aunt of Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, for three years Queen of Spain. Antoinette de Merode died on 10 February 1864 in Paris (aged 35) and was interred in the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco.
|Ancestors of Antoinette de Mérode|
- Georges Martin, Histoire et généalogie de la maison de Mérode, Lyon, 1999.
Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
|Princess consort of Monaco
Title next held byAlice Heine