Honoré III, Prince of Monaco
|Prince of Monaco|
|Reign||7 November 1733 – 19 January 1793|
|Successor||National Convention |
as de facto ruling government
as next reigning monarch
|Born||10 November 1720|
|Died||21 March 1795 (aged 74)|
|Spouse||Maria Caterina Brignole|
|Issue||Prince Honoré IV|
|House||House of Grimaldi|
|Father||Jacques I of Monaco|
|Mother||Louise Hippolyte of Monaco|
Honoré III, Prince of Monaco (Honoré Camille Léonor; 10 November 1720 – 21 March 1795) was a reigning prince of the small state of Monaco. He succeeded his mother Louise Hippolyte and is to this day still one of the longest reigning European rulers.
Brief biography[change | change source]
The eldest surviving son of Princess Louise Hippolyte of Monaco and her husband Prince Jacques
In May 1732 he moved to Paris to be with his father till he was officially proclaimed the prince of Monaco. Antoine Grimaldi, the Chevalier de Grimaldi, acted as regent for the prince between 1732 and 1784, when Honoré chose to live in Paris. This situation remained the same for half a century until Antoine's death in 1784,
Marriage[change | change source]
Children[change | change source]
- Prince Honoré IV of Monaco (17 May 1758 – 16 February 1819) married Louise d'Aumont and had children.
- Prince Joseph of Monaco (10 September 1763 – 28 June 1816) married Marie Thérèse de Choiseul and had children.
Titles and styles[change | change source]
- 20 February 1731 - 17 May 1758 His Serene Highness The Marquis of Baux.
- 7 November 1733 – 19 January 1793 His Serene Highness The Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Edwards, Anne. The Grimaldis of Monaco. William Morrow, 1992.
- Maclaga, Michael and Louda, Jiri. LINES OF SUCCESSION; Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe. MacDonald & Co., 1981; Little, Brown & Co., 1999; Time Warner Books, UK, 2002 ISBN 0-7607-3287-6
- Maurizio Ulino, L'Età Barocca dei Grimaldi di Monaco nel loro Marchesato di Campagna, Giannini editore, Napoli 2008. ISBN 978-88-7431-413-3