Antonio I, Prince of Monaco

Antonio I
Prince of Monaco
Reign 3 January 1701 –
20 February 1731
Predecessor Louis I
Successor Louise Hippolyte
Born (1661-01-25)25 January 1661
Died 20 February 1731(1731-02-20) (aged 70)
Spouse Marie of Lorraine
Issue Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco
Margherita Camilla, Princess of Isenghien
Full name
Antonio Grimaldi
House Grimaldi
Father Louis I, Prince of Monaco
Mother Catherine Charlotte de Gramont

Antonio I (25 January 1661 – 20 February 1731) was the sovereign Prince of Monaco from 1701 to 1731. He was the elder son of Louis I of Monaco and Catherine Charlotte de Gramont.

In 1683 Antonio was named lieutenant in the Régiment du Roi Infanterie. In 1684 he was named colonel of the regiment of Soissonois. During the Nine Years War he was present at the Battle of Philippsburg (1688), the Battle of Fleurus (1690), the Siege of Mons (1691), and the Siege of Namur (1692).

On 21 August 1702 Antonio took the oath to King Louis XIV of France in the Parlement on account of being Duke of Valentinois and a Peer of France. He was made a knight of the French royal orders in 1724.

Marriage and children

Antonio married 13 June 1688 Marie de Lorraine, "Mademoiselle d'Armagnac" (12 August 1674 – 30 October 1724), daughter of Louis of Lorraine, Count Armagnac.

They had six daughters of whom only three survived infancy :

Antonio also had a number of illegitimate children:


Preceded by
Louis I
Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Succeeded by
Louise Hippolyte
Duke of Valentinois


(German) Schwennicke, Detlev (Ed.) Europäische Stammtafeln, J.A. Stargardt Verlag, Marburg, volume II, table 201.

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