Marie Thérèse de Bourbon

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Marie Thérèse de Bourbon
Princess of Conti
Painting by Pierre Mignard
Born(1666-02-01)1 February 1666
Hôtel de Condé, Paris, France
Died22 January 1732(1732-01-22) (aged 65)
Hôtel de Conti, Paris, France
Église Saint-André des Arcs, L'Isle d'Adam, France
SpouseFrançois Louis, Prince of Conti
Marie Anne, Duchess of Bourbon
Louis Armand, Prince of Conti
Mademoiselle de La Roche-sur-Yon
Louis François, Count of Alais
Full name
Marie Thérèse de Bourbon
FatherHenri Jules de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
MotherAnne Henriette of Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureMarie Thérèse de Bourbon's signature

Marie Thérèse de Bourbon (1666 – 1732[1]) was briefly the titular (in title only) Queen consort of Poland in 1697. She was the daughter of Henri Jules, Prince of Condé and of Anne Henriette of Bavaria.[2] As a member of France's reigning House of Bourbon, she was a Princess of the blood. She was entitled to be addressed as Her/Your Serene Highness.

Life[change | change source]

She was married to François Louis, Prince of Conti.[3] After her husband's death, she turned her attention to the renovation of the Conti residences. She began with the Hôtel de Conti. It is now called the Ministère de l'artisanat, 80 rue de Lille, Paris 7e. She commissioned Robert de Cotte, Premier Architecte du Roi, to do the work.

Marie Thérèse died on 22 February 1732 at the Hôtel de Conti. Her death was probably due to the syphilis she may have caught from her husband. She was buried at the Église Saint-André des Arcs, in L'Isle d'Adam.

Issue[change | change source]

  1. Marie Anne de Bourbon (18 April 1689 - 21 March 1720) married her cousin Louis Henri de Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon but had no children.
  2. Unnamed child (18 November 1693 - 22 November 1693) died young.
  3. Unnamed son but given the title of Prince de La Roche-sur-Yon. (1 December 1694 - 25 April 1698) died young.
  4. Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (10 November 1695 - 4 May 1727) married Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon and had children.
  5. Louise Adélaïde de Bourbon (2 November 1696 – 20 November 1750) died unmarried.
  6. Unamed daughter known as Mademoiselle d'Alais (19 November 1697 - 13 August 1699) died young.
  7. Louis François de Bourbon, Count of Alais (27 July 1703 - 21 January 1704) died young.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 1 February 1666 – 22 January 1688 Her Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Bourbon[4]
  • 22 January 1688 – 9 February 1709 Her Serene Highness The Princess of Conti
  • 9 February 1709 – 22 February 1732 Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Conti

References[change | change source]

  1. Nancy Mitford, The Sun King (New York: New York Review Books, 2012), pp. 87 note, 176
  2. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001), pp. 308, 415
  3. Alexandre Maral, La chapelle royale de Versailles sous Louis XIV: cérémonial, liturgie et musique (Wavre: Mardaga, 2010), p. 140, note 226
  4. Style of HSH and further information on Princes of the Blood - Other princes of the blood were only entitled to Most Serene Highness (Altesse Sérénissime) from 1651 to 1824, when they received the style of Royal Highness

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