Louis Armand II de Bourbon, prince de Conti

Louis Armand II de Bourbon, prince de Conti

Louis Armand II de Bourbon (November 10 1696 - May 4 1727) was Prince of Conti, from 1709 to his death, succeeding his father François Louis, Prince of Conti. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a Prince du Sang. His mother was Marie-Thérèse de Bourbon-Condé.

He was treated with great liberality by Louis XIV of France, and also by the regent the Duke Philippe II of Orléans. He served under Marshal Villars in the War of the Spanish Succession, but he lacked the soldierly qualities of his father. In 1713, he married Louise-Élisabeth de Bourbon-Condé (1693-1775), the daughter of Louis III, Prince de Condé and Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, who in turn was the eldest illegitimate daughter of King Louis XIV, and his most famous mistress, Madame de Montespan. Louis Armand was a prominent supporter of the financial schemes of John Law, by which he made large sums of money.

*He was succeeded as prince de Conti by his only son, Louis François (1717-1776).
*His daughter Louise Henriette de Bourbon-Conti married Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans



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