Charlotte of Monaco (1719 – 1790)

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H.S.H. Princess Charlotte Grimaldi of Monaco in 1733 by Gobert.jpg
Portrait of Charlotte by Pierre Gobert in 1733
Born(1719-03-19)19 March 1719
Hôtel Matignon, Paris
Kingdom of France
Full name
Charlotte Thérèse Nathalie Grimaldi
FatherJacques I, Prince of Monaco
MotherLouise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco

Princess Charlotte Thérèse Nathalie Grimaldi of Monaco (19 May 1719 – circa 1790), was a Monégasque princess. Charlotte never married and as a result became a nun at a convent in Paris.[1]

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Born in Paris, she was the eldest daughter of Princess Louise Hippolyte of Monaco and her husband Prince Jacques I. Styled as "Mademoiselle de Monaco", she was known as either Charlotte or Thérèse Nathalie.[1] Never marrying, she eventually took religious vows and became a nun at the Convent of Visitation in Paris on 21 January 1738.[1]

She remained unmarried, and died childless. She was once engaged to Frédéric Jules de La Tour d'Auvergne, "Prince of Auvergne". Yet, this proposed marriage did not come to be and before she was much older the engagement was broken off and Charlotte went to a convent to begin her education. She considered becoming a nun while there, wrestled with the decision but did finally take her vows as a sister of the Order of the Visitation. She did leave the convent a number of times to visit her family

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Mademoiselle de Monaco at Wikimedia Commons

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chesnaye des Bois (1774). Dictionnaire de la Noblesse. Vve Duchesne. p. 368.