- Princess Joséphine of Lorraine
Joséphine Princess of Carignan Spouse Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignan Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignan Full name French: Marie Joséphine Thérèse de Lorraine
Italian: Maria Giuseppina Teresa di Lorena
Father Louis de Lorraine Mother Louise de Rohan Born 26 August 1753 Died 8 February 1797(aged 43)
Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Joséphine of Lorraine (Marie Joséphine Thérèse; 26 August 1753 – 8 February 1797) was a French princess of the House of Lorraine and by marriage the Princess of Carignan. She was the paternal grandmother of Charles Albert of Sardinia, from whom the present House of Savoy descends.
Marie Joséphine Thérèse de Lorraine was the second of four children born to the Prince and Princess of Brionne. Her father was a member of the ducal House of Guise, a cadet branch of the royal House of Lorraine which had been absorbed into the House of Habsburg, the last male marrying Maria Theresa of Austria. Her father Louis was a great-grandson of Henri de Lorraine, Count of Harcourt. As a member of the House of Guise, she was addressed with the style of Highness. Her mother was a member of the House of Rohan, one of the most powerful families in France. Her siblings were:
- Charles Eugène de Lorraine, Prince of Lambesc (25 September 1751 – 11 November 1825), Austrian Ambassador, accompanied Marie Antoinette to France in 1770; married twice, no issue;
- Anne Charlotte de Lorraine, Mademoiselle de Brionne (11 November 1755 – 22 May 1786), never married;
- Joseph de Lorraine (23 June 1759 – 29 March 1812).
On 18 October 1768 she married Prince Victor Amadeus of Savoy, the son and heir of Louis Victor, Prince of Carignan and his German wife Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg. Amadeus was also the brother of the recently married princesse de Lamballe.
She died aged 43 in Turin at the Palazzo Carignano, the Turin residence of the Princes of Carignan. She was buried at Turin Cathedral until 1816, when she was moved to the Royal Basilica of Superga during the reign of Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia.
In 1831, Charles Felix of Sardinia died without issue and the throne of Sardinia was assumed by Prince Charles Albert of Savoy as Charles Albert of Sardinia. The present Savoyard pretender descends from her and her husband.
- Prince Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (24 October 1770 – 16 August 1800), Prince of Carignan, married Princess Maria Christina of Saxony and had issue.
Ancestors of Princess Joséphine of Lorraine 16. Louis de Lorraine, Count of Armagnac, of Charny and Brionne
son of Henri de Lorraine
8. Henri de Lorraine, Count of Brionne 17. Catherine de Neufville 4. Louis de Lorraine, Prince of Lambesc 18. Louis d'Espinay, Marquis of Broons 9. Marie Madeleine d'Espinay, Marchioness of Broons 19. Marie-Françoise de Cousin 2. Louis de Lorraine, Prince of Brionne 20. Guy Aldonce de Durfort 10. Jacques Henri de Durfort, Duke of Duras 21. Élisabeth de La Tour d'Auvergne 5. Jeanne de Durfort, Lady of Mareuil 22. Henri Robert Eschalard,
Count of La Marck and Braine
11. Louise Madeleine Eschalard de La Marck,
Countess of Braine and Serignan
23. Jeanne de Saveuse-Bouquainville 1. Marie Joséphine Thérèse de Lorraine 24. Charles II de Rohan, Prince of Guéméné 12. Charles III de Rohan, Prince of Guéméné 25. Jeanne Armande de Schomberg,
daughter of Henri de Schomberg
6. Charles de Rohan, Prince of Rochefort 26. Charles de Cochefilet de Vaucelas, Count of Vauvineux 13. Charlotte Élisabeth de Cochefilet 27. Françoise Angélique Aubéry de Vatan 3. Louise de Rohan 28. Charles de Béthisy, Lord of Mézières 14. Eugène Marie de Béthisy, Marquis of Mézières 29. Anne Perdrier 7. Eléonore Eugénie de Béthisy 30. Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe 15. Eléonore Oglethorpe 31. Eleanor Wall
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 26 August, 1753 – 18 October, 1768 Her Highness Princess Joséphine of Lorraine
- 18 October, 1768 – 16 December, 1778 Her Highness Princess Louis Victor of Savoy
- 16 December, 1778 – 8 February, 1797 Her Highness the Princess of Carignan
References and notes
Princesses of LorraineThe generations start from the children of Réné II 1st GenerationPrincess Anne* · Princess Isabelle* · Princess Claude* · Princess Catherine* 2nd GenerationAnne, Princess of Orange · Princess Élisabeth 3rd GenerationReneta, Duchess of Bavaria · Dorothea, Duchess of Calenberg* · Princess Marguerite · Princess Catherine · Princess Marguerite · Princess Christine · Princess Louise · Marie, Queen of Scotland · Princess Louise · Renée, Abbess of St. Pierre · Antoinette, Abbess of Faremoutier · Louise, Queen of France* 4th GenerationChristine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany · Antoinette, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.* · Princess Anne* · Catherine, Duchess of Nevers · Élisabeth, Electress Palatine · Princess Claude* · Françoise, Duchess of Vendôme · Catherine, Abbess of Remiremont* · Princess Catherine* · Princess Marie* · Princess Christine* · Princess Renée* · Princess Jeanne* · Louise Marguerite, Princess of Conti* 5th Generation 6th GenerationPrincess Marie Anne* · Princess Anne Eléonore* · Anne Marie Thérèse, Abbess of Remiremont* · Princess Anne Marie* · Princess Catherine Henriette* · Béatrice Hiéronyme, Abbess of Remiremont* · Élisabeth, Princess of Epinoy* · Marie, Princess of Monaco · Charlotte, Mademoiselle d'Armagnac · Marguerite, Duchess of Cadaval · Anne Élisabeth, Princess of Vaudémont · Marie Eléonore, Abbess of Saint Jacques · Marie Françoise, Abbess of Saint Germaine · Suzanne Henriette, Duchess of Mantua · Louise Anne, Princess of Navailles 7th GenerationPrincess Eléonore* 8th GenerationÉlisabeth Charlotte, Abbess of Remiremont* · Princess Louise Christine* · Princess Marie Gabrièle* · Princess Joséphine Gabrièle* · Princess Gabrièle Louise* · Princess Eléonore* · Élisabeth Thérèse, Queen of Sardinia* · Anne Charlotte, Abbess of Remiremont* · Louise Henriette Françoise, Duchess of Bouillon · Élisabeth Sophie, Duchess of Richelieu · Louise, Duchess of Bouillon 9th GenerationJoséphine, Princess of Carignan · Anne Charlotte, Abbess of Remiremont*
- died without issue
Princesses of Savoy by marriage 1st Generation 2nd GenerationPrincess Anne of Cyprus · Claudine de Brosse 3rd Generation 4th Generationnone 5th GenerationPrincess Yolande Louise of Savoy* · Anna d'Este 6th GenerationPrincess Anne of Lorraine 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th GenerationMaria Vittoria of Savoy* · Urania de La Cropte de Beauvais 10th Generation 11th GenerationInfanta Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain · Princess Maria Anna of Savoy* · Princess Joséphine of Lorraine · Elisabeth Anne Magon Boisgarin 12th Generation 13th Generation 14th GenerationArchduchess Adelaide of Austria · Princess Elisabeth of Saxony 15th Generation 16th Generation 17th GenerationPrincess Marie José of Belgium · Princess Anne of Orléans*** · Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark*** 18th Generation 19th Generation*also a princess of Savoy by birth
**Princess of Savoy-Genoa
***Princess of Savoy-AostaMarie de Bourbon (1625-1656) · Maria Angela Caterina d'Este (1684-1709) · Maria Vittoria of Savoy (1714-1741) · Landgravine Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg (1741-1778) · Princess Joséphine of Lorraine (1778-1780) · Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1797-1800) · Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (1817-1831)
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