Charles de Beauvau, Prince of Beauvau

French noble

Charles Juste François Victurnien, de Beauvau, Prince of Craon (1793–1864) was a French military man and senator under Napoleon III. He was a member of the House of Beauvau. He was known as the Prince of Beauvau. Because of his father's rank of Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, he succeeded to those titles on his fathers death in 1849. He married twice. He had four children including the next Prince of Beauvau. Politically he was a member of the Bonaparte party which sought to restore the Bonaparte family to the French throne. Though legally the "Prince of Craon", he was known by his other title "Prince of Beauvau".

Charles de Beauvau
Prince of Beauvau
Prince of the Holy Roman Empire
Senator of the First Empire
Born(1793-03-07)7 March 1793
Sunninghill, Berkshire, England
Died14 March 1864(1864-03-14) (aged 71)
Hôtel de Beauvau, Paris, France
SpouseLucie Virginie de Choiseul
Ludmille Komar
Élisabeth, Countess of Lude
Béatrix, Countess Choiseul
Marc, Prince of Beauvau
Full name
Charles Juste François Victurnien de Beauvau
FatherPrince Marc Étienne de Beauvau
MotherNathalie de Rochechouart
François Gérard, dit Baron Gérard (Rome 1770-, Portrait de Charles- Just- François Victurnien, 4è prince de Beauvau (1793-1864)

Charles was born on 7 March 1793 at Sunninghill in Berkshire. His parents, Marc Étienne de Beauvau, Prince of Beauvau and Nathalie de Rochechouart, were in exile in England from the French revolution.

The family returned to France. In 1810, Charles entered the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He became an officer of carabiniers two years later, during the campaign against Russia. He was nominated senator. He was elected Councillor-General of the Meurthe in 1854.

Marriages and children


On 9 June 1815, Charles married Lucie Virginie de Choiseul (1794-1834). They had the following children:

  1. Marc René Antoine Victurnien (1816-1883), next Prince of Beauvau
  2. Étienne Guy Charles Victurnien (1818-1865)

On 2 April 1839, Charles married Eugénie Ludmille Alexandrine Joséphine Komar (1820-1881). They had the following children:

  1. Marie Delphine Élisabeth Stéphanie (1842-1898), married Count Gaston Alexandre de Ludre
  2. Béatrix Jeanne Marie Joséphine (1844-1895), married Count Horace de Choiseul-Praslin