Louis, Prince of Condé (1668–1710)

Duke of Bourbon

Louis de Bourbon, or Louis III, Prince of Condé (10 November 1668 - 4 March 1710) was a Prince of the blood at the French court of Louis XIV. Styled as the Duke of Bourbon from birth, he succeeded his father as Prince of Condé in 1709. He was commonly called Monsieur le Duc. However, he was known by the lesser ducal title. He was prince for less than a year. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a prince du sang. He was governor of Burgundy from 1709–1710.[1] He was forced to marry an illegitimate daughter of Louis XIV.

Louis III de Bourbon
Duke of Bourbon
1694 Portrait of Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé from the workshop of Rigaud (Versailles).jpg
Prince of Condé
Tenure1 April 1709 - 4 March 1710
PredecessorHenri Jules, Prince of Condé
SuccessorLouis Henri I, Prince of Condé
Born(1668-11-10)10 November 1668
Hôtel de Condé, Paris, France
Died4 March 1710(1710-03-04) (aged 41)
Palace of Versailles, Île-de-France, France
Spouse
IssueMarie Anne, Mademoiselle de Bourbon
Louis Henri I, Prince of Condé
Louise Élisabeth, Princess of Conti
Louise Anne, Mademoiselle de Charolais
Marie Anne, Duchess of Joyeuse
Charles, Count of Charolais
Henriette Louise, Mademioselle de Vermandois
Élisabeth Alexandrine, Mademoiselle de Sens
Louis, Count of Clermont
HouseBourbon-Condé
FatherHenri Jules, Prince of Condé
MotherAnne Henriette of Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

ChildrenEdit

  1. Marie Anne Éléonore de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Bourbon (22 December 1690 - 30 August 1760) died unmarried.
  2. Louis Henri I, Prince of Condé (18 August 1692 - 27 January 1740) married Marie Anne de Bourbon and had no issue. He later married Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Rotenburg and had issue.
  3. Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon (22 November 1693 – 27 May 1775) married Louis Armand, Prince of Conti and had issue.
  4. Louise Anne de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Charolais (23 June 1695 - 8 April 1758) died unmarried.
  5. Marie Anne de Bourbon (16 October 1697 - 11 August 1741) secretly married Louis de Melun, Duke of Joyeuse.
  6. Charles, Count of Charolais (19 June 1700 - 23 July 1760) secretly married Jeanne de Valois Saint Remy (descendant of Henri II of France) and had illegitimate issue.
  7. Henriette Louise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Vermandois (15 January 1703 - 19 September 1772) died unmarried.
  8. Élisabeth Alexandrine de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Sens (15 September 1705 - 15 April 1765) died unmarried.
  9. Louis, Count of Clermont (15 June 1709 - 16 June 1771) died unmarried.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Julian Swann, Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy: The Estates General of Burgundy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), p. 413