Duke of Nemours

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The title of Duke of Nemours was originally given to a French family of minor nobility. It was originally a small lordship. It was later made a county in 1364. It is most famous for being held by a branch of the House of Savoy that eventually settled in France. Following the death of the last Savoyard duke (1659) the title went back to the crown of France. It was eventually passed on to the only brother of Louis XIV in 1672. It remained with his descendants. A son of King Louis Philippe of the French was given the title in 1850.

House of Savoy (1524-1672)[change | change source]

Arms of Savoyard dukes.

She received the duchy of Nemours in 1524 with the duchy of Anjou. It was later transferred to her half-brother in 1528. She received the duchy of Touraine in exchange.[1][2] She also received later the Duchy of Auvergne.

  1. Philip of Savoy (1528–1533)
  2. Jacques of Savoy (1531–1585)
  3. Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (1567–1595) also the father of the Duchess of Savoy.
  4. Henri of Savoy (1572–1632)
  5. Louis of Savoy (1615–1641)
  6. Charles Amadeus of Savoy (1624–1652)
  7. Henri of Savoy (1625–1659)

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Levy-Saint-Nom, France. Notre-Dame de la Roche (abbaye augustinienne), Auguste Moutié, Honoré Théodoric Paul Joseph d'Albert duc de Luynes, "Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Notre-Dame de la Roche" , Diocese of Paris, the original manuscripts, 1862

References[change | change source]

  1. Pères Anselme & Ange, Histoire de la Maison Royale de France & des grands officiers, 1728, Tome III, p. 229-232 (Duchy of Touraine).
  2. Pères Anselme & Ange, Histoire de la Maison Royale de France & des grands officiers, 1728, Tome III, p. 247 (Duchy of Nemours)