Louis de Noailles, 4th Duke of Noailles

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Louis de Noailles
4th Duke of Noailles
Born(1713-04-21)21 April 1713
Versailles, France
Died22 August 1793(1793-08-22) (aged 80)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
BuriedPicpus Cemetery, Paris
Noble familyNoailles
Spouse(s)Cathérine de Cossé
FatherAdrien Maurice, Duke of Noailles
MotherFrançoise Charlotte d'Aubigné
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Louis de Noailles, 4th Duke of Noailles (21 April 1713 in Versailles – 22 August 1793 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) He was a member of the influential House of Noailles and was a nephew of Marie Victoire de Noailles, daughter-in-law of Louis XIV of France. He refused to emigrate during the Revolution.

Background and early life[change | change source]

Given the title of Duke of Ayen at birth he was born in Versailles and was one of six children. His father Adrien Maurice de Noailles was a distinguished military man of the reign of Louis XIV. Louis' mother was Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, the niece and heiress of Madame de Maintenon (Louis XIV's second secret wife)

Marriage and children[change | change source]

On 25 February 1737 he married Cathérine Françoise Charlotte de Cossé, with whom he had four children

  1. Jean de Noailles, Duke of Noailles (26 October 1739, Paris – 20 October 1824)
  2. Adrienne Catherine de Noailles (24 December 1741 – December 1813) married René de Froulay, Count of Tessé, last Marquis of Lavardin (1736–1814)
  3. Emmanuel Marie Louis de Noailles, Marquis of Noailles (12 December 1743 - September 1822) French diplomat who remained unmarried.
  4. Philippine Louise de Noailles (1745-1791) married Louis Antoine Armand de Gramont, Duke of Lesparre.

Titles[change | change source]

  • 21 April 1713 - 24 June 1766 The Duke of Ayen.
  • 24 June 1766 - 22 August 1793 The Duke of Noailles.