Duchy of Bouillon

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The Duchy of Bouillon (French: duc de Bouillon) (French: duché de Bouillon), was a small state located between Luxembourg, Champagne, and the Three Bishoprics and centered on Bouillon. The duchy was claimed by the House of La Tour d'Auvergne.[1] It was officially a State of the Holy Roman Empire. Even though it was a fairly small "state" its capital was the city of Bouillon, now in modern Belgium. The La Tour d'Auvergne family claimed to rule the state from 1456? – 1794 as during the French Revolution it officially changed its legal status to the "Republic of Bouillon". The heir to the ducal throne was traditionally titled the Prince of Turenne.

Dukes of Bouillon[change | change source]

The dukes were usually addressed by the style of Serene Highness.

  1. Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne (1655-1623)
  2. Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne (1605-1652)
  3. Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne (1636-1721)
  4. Emmanuel-Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne (1668-1730)
  5. Charles Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne (1706-1771)
  6. Godefroy Charles Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne (1728-1792)
  7. Jacques Léopold de La Tour d'Auvergne (1746-1802)

Jacques Léopold was the last Duke of Bouillon, and following the Napoleonic Wars the duchy was absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of the duchy of Bouillon". www.heraldica.org. Retrieved 2021-05-18.