Maria Henriette de La Tour d'Auvergne

Maria Henriette
Hereditary Princess of Sulzbach
Margravine of Bergen op Zoom
Born (1708-11-24)24 November 1708
Died 28 July 1728(1728-07-28) (aged 19)
Hilpoltstein, Germany
Spouse Count Palatine John Christian of Sulzbach
Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria
Full name
Maria Anna Henriette Leopoldine
Father François Egon de La Tour d'Auvergne
Mother Maria Anne de Ligne d'Arenberg

Maria Henriette de La Tour d'Auvergne (Maria Anna Henriette Leopoldine; 24 October 1708 28 July 1728) was a noblewoman born into the House of La Tour d'Auvergne. She was the Margravine of Bergen op Zoom in her own right from 1710 at the death of her father. She was the mother of Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria.


Born in France, she was the only child of François-Egon de La Tour d'Auvergne and his wife, Maria Anne de Ligne, daughter of Philippe Charles de Ligne d'Arenberg, Duke of Arenberg.[2] As a member of the House of La Tour d'Auvergne, she was entitled to the style of Her Highness as she was a male line descendant of the family.[3]

Through her father, her cousins included Anne Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne, princesse de Soubise, wife of the Maréchal de Soubise; the Duke of Bouillon. Her sister in law was Anne Christine Louise of Bavaria, the Princess of Piedmont and wife of Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Piedmont.

On 15 February 1722, she married Count Palatine John Christian of Sulzbach, the son of Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach and his wife Maria Eleonore of Hesse-Rothenburg. The couple had two children: a son in 1724 and a daughter in 1728. She died at Hilpoltstein at the age of 19, a month after the death of her daughter.[2]

In 1731, four years after her death, her husband married Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg, a daughter of Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg and Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. The couple had no children. She has descendants only through her son's illegitimate issue, including the Polish Counts Raczynski.




  1. "Maria Henriette Leopoldine de La Tour d'Auvergne". Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Pas, Leo van de. "Maria Henriette de La Tour d'Auvergne". Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. The La Tour d'Auvergne's were the rulers of the Duchy of Bouillon and Principality of Sedan

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