Louise d'Aumont

Louise d'Aumont
Hereditary Princess of Monaco
Born (1759-10-22)22 October 1759
Hôtel d'Aumont, Paris
Died 13 December 1826(1826-12-13) (aged 67)
Burial Saint Nicholas Cathedral
Spouse Honoré, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
René François Tirnand-d'Arcis
Issue Honoré V, Prince of Monaco
Florestan I, Prince of Monaco
Amélie Céleste Erodore d'Aumont
Full name
Louise Félicité Victoire d'Aumont
House Aumont (by birth)
Grimaldi (by marriage)
Father Louis Marie d'Aumont
Mother Louise Jeanne de Durfort

Louise d'Aumont, duchesse d'Aumont, duchesse Mazarin et de La Meilleraye (Louise Félicité Victoire; 22 October 1759 in Paris 13 December 1826 in Paris) was the only child and daughter of Louis Marie d'Aumont, Duke of Aumont (1732–1799), and his wife, Louise Jeanne de Durfort, duchesse Mazarin et de La Meilleraye (Paris, 1 September 1735 - Paris, 17 March 1781).

She married Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, on 15 July 1777 in Paris.

The couple had two children, both of whom in turn ruled Monaco: Prince Honoré V and Prince Florestan I. Following their incarceration during the French Revolution, the marriage of Honoré IV and Louise ended in divorce in 1798. On 28 March 1794, Louise gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Amélie Céleste Erodore d'Aumont (died 1820). Louise married secondly René François Tirnand-d'Arcis on 6 February 1801. This marriage too ended in divorce in 1803.

Louise d'Aumont was a direct descendant of Hortense Mancini, the mistress of King Charles II of England, who was the sole heiress of her uncle, King Louis XIV's chief minister Cardinal Mazarin.

Through their descent from Louise and her mother, the princely family of Monaco now lays claim to the wealth and estates bequeathed by Cardinal Mazarin, including the Duchy of Rethel, and the Principality of Château-Porcien.



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