Marie Christine de Rouvroy


Marie Christine de Rouvroy (May 7, 1728 - July 4, 1774)[1] was a French noblewoman. She was later a member of the House of Grimaldi by marriage. She was a granddaughter of the famous writer, the duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755). She was known as the Countess of Valentinois or as Princess Charles Maurice of Monaco. She was a lady-in-waiting to three of the daughters of Louis XV of France and to the Countess of Provence.[2]

Marie Christine de Rouvroy
Countess of Valentinois
Marie Christine de Rouvroy (1728-1774), Princess Charles Maurice of Monaco, "Countess of Valentinois" by Carmontelle.jpg
The Countess of Valentinois by Carmontelle.
Born(1728-07-05)5 July 1728
Died4 July 1774(1774-07-04) (aged 45)
SpouseCharles Maurice of Monaco
Full name
Marie Christine de Rouvroy
HouseHouse of Rouvroy (by birth)
Grimaldi (by marriage)
FatherJacques Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of Ruffec
MotherCatherine Charlotte Thérèse de Gramont


Her parents were Jacques Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of Ruffec (1698-1746) and his wife Catherine Charlotte Thérèse de Gramont (1707-1755). She was known as Mademoiselle de Ruffec before marriage. she was formally married to Prince Charles Maurice Grimaldi of Monaco, "Count of Valentinois" on 10 December 1749. The wedding took place in the private chapel of the Hôtel Saint-Simon in Paris with the express permission of Louis XV. The couple eventually separated in 1766, having had no children.


  • May 7 1728 - 10 December 1749: Mademoiselle de Ruffec.
  • 10 December 1749 - 1766: The Countess of Valentinois. (Madame la comtesse de Valentinois)


  1. Marie Christine de Rouvroy at
  2. Marie Christine de Rouvroy, contessa de VALENTINOIS: Further information on the Countess of Valentinois (in Italian)