- Charles, Count of Marsan
Charles Count of Marsan Spouse Catherine de Goyon de Matignon Charles Louis, Count of Marsan
Jacques Henri, Chevalier de Lorraine
Full name Charles de Lorraine Father Henri de Lorraine Mother Marguerite Philippe du Cambout Born 8 April 1648 Died 13 November 1708(aged 60)
Charles de Lorraine (8 April 1648 – 13 November 1708) was the Count of Marsan. He was the youngest son of the Count of Harcourt and brother of the Chevalier de Lorraine.
Charles was the youngest son of Henri de Lorraine, Count of Harcourt and Marguerite Philippe du Cambout. As a member of the House of Guise, a cadet branch of the House of Lorraine, he was a Foreign Prince at the Court of France. The youngest son, he was given an appanage in the form of the County of Marsan at birth. At his death, it was given to his eldest son Charles Louis. The latter was also known as the Prince of Pons.
The youngest of six children, five sons and one daughter, his siblings included Louis, Count of Armagnac, Grand Squire of France and the bisexual Chevalier de Lorraine, lover of both the Duke and his wife the Duchess of Orléans. His other brothers were Abbots of Royaumont (Alfonse Louis) and Faron de Meaux (Raimond Bérenger).
Madame de Sévigné referred to him as le petit Marsan.
At the age of 35, he married "Catherine" Thérèse de Goyon de Matignon a daughter of Henri Goyon and Marie Françoise Le Tellier, herself a sister of François Michel Le Tellier de Louvois. She was an aunt of Jacques I, Prince of Monaco. Madame de Sévigné noted that he married Catherine for the fortune she had been left by her later husband.
Catherine was previously married to Jean-Baptiste Colbert de Seignelay, son of Jean Baptiste Colbert, and was already the mother of four children. The couple were married on 22 September 1696 and had three children, two of whom survived infancy. Catherine died in childbirth with her last child, a daughter named Marie who died some 9 days after birth. Charles never married again.
He was created a knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit, the most prestigious military knighthood of the Ancien Régime, on 31 December 1688 at Versailles. His two brothers, Louis and Philippe, were also created members of the order on the same day.
Charles died in Paris at the age of 60.
His last male line descendant was Camille, Prince of Marsan, brother of the last Count of Marsan. His last female line descendant, through his granddaughter "Louise" Henriette Gabrielle (Duchess of Bouillon by marriage) was her only surviving son Jacques Léopold de La Tour d'Auvergne, the last Duke of Bouillon. He has no known descendants.
- Charles Louis de Lorraine, Count of Marsan, Prince of Pons (21 October 1696 – 2 November 1755) married Élisabeth de Roquelaure and had issue;
- Jacques Henri de Lorraine, Chevalier de Lorraine (24 March 1698 – 2 June 1734) married Anne Marguerite Gabrielle de Beauvau had no issue; died in the Siege of Philippsburg.
- Marie de Lorraine (7 December 1699 – 16 December 1699) died in infancy.
Ancestors of Charles, Count of Marsan 16. Claude de Lorraine, Duke of Guise 8. René de Lorraine, Marquis of Elbeuf
Maternal uncle of Mary, Queen of Scots
17. Antoinette de Bourbon 4. Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Elbeuf 18. Claude de Rieux, Count of Harcourt 9. Louise de Rieux 19. Suzanne de Bourbon-Montpensier 2. Henri de Lorraine, count of Harcourt 20. Philippe de Chabot, Count of Charny 10. Leonor de Chabot, Count of Charny 21. Françoise de Longvy 5. Marguerite de Chabot 22. Jean IV de Longwy 11. Françoise de Longwy-Rye 23. Jeanne d'Angoulême 1. Charles de Lorraine 24. René du Cambout 12. François du Cambout 25. Françoise Baye 6. Charles du Cambout 26. - 13. Louise du Plessis 27. - 3. Marguerite Philippe du Cambout 28. - 14. - 29. - 7. Philippe de Beurges 30. - 15. - 31. -
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 8 April 1648 – 13 November 1708 His Highness the Count of Marsan
References and notes
- ^ a b c d e f van de Pas, Leo. "Charles de Lorraine, Count of Marsan". Genealogics .org. http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00011133&tree=LEO. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- ^ a b Oeuvres de La Bruyère, Volume 1. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u-QUAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA501&dq=charles+de+lorraine,+comte+de+marsan&as_brr=3&ei=U7H-S72jPInAywTSv432DA&cd=8#v=onepage&q=charles%20de%20lorraine%2C%20comte%20de%20marsan&f=false. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
Princes of LorraineThe generations start from the children of Réné II 1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th GenerationPrince Henri* · Charles IV · Nicolas François, Duke of Lorraine · Henri, Duke of Guise* · Louis, Duke of Joyeuse* · Henri, Count of Harcourt · Charles, Duke of Elbeuf* · Henri, Abbot of Hombliéres* · François Marie, Prince of Lillebonne* · François Louis, Count of Harcourt* · Louis, Count of Armagnac · Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine 6th GenerationFerdinand, Hereditary Prince* · Charles V · Charles Henri, Prince of Commercy* · Louis Joseph, Duke of Guise* · Alfonse Louis, Abbot of Royaumont* · Raimond Bérenger, Abbot of Faron de Meaux* · Henri, Duke of Elbeuf* · Emmanuel Maurice, Duke of Elbeuf* · Henri, Count of Brionne · Alphonse Henri, Count of Harcourt · Charles, Count of Marsan 7th GenerationLéopold I · Charles Joseph, Bishop of Olomouc* · Prince Charles Ferdinand* · Prince Joseph Innocent* · François Antoine, Abbot of Malmedy* · Charles Thomas, Prince of Vaudémont · François Joseph, Duke of Guise* · Henri, Count of Brionne · Charles, Count of Armagnac · Louis, Prince of Lambesc · Joseph, Count of Harcourt · Charles Louis, Count of Marsan 8th Generation 9th GenerationCharles Eugene, Prince of Lambesc, Duke of Elbeuf* · Joseph, Prince of Vaudémont*
- died without surviving issue
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