Prince Charles, Count of Carladès

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Charles of Monaco
Count of Carladès
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A young Charles (far right)
Born(1722-01-01)1 January 1722
Hôtel Matignon, Paris, France
Died24 August 1749(1749-08-24) (aged 27)
Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, Pyrenees
SpouseNever married
Full name
Charles Marie Auguste Grimaldi
FatherJacques I of Monaco
MotherLouise Hippolyte of Monaco

Prince Charles of Monaco, Count of Carladés (Charles Marie Auguste; 1 January 1722 – 24 August 1749), was a Monégasque prince. He was known as the Count of Carladés. He was also the Count of Matignon.

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Charles was born in Paris. He was the fourth child and third son of Princess Louise Hippolyte of Monaco and her husband Jacques I of Monaco. As the son of the then-reigning monarch of Monaco, he was a member of the House of Grimaldi. He was given the title of "Count of Carladés". He was also given the title of Count of Matignon in June 1744.[1] aged 12.

Charles never married and never had children. He died of smallpox in the town of Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste in the Pyrenees.

References[change | change source]

  1. François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chesnaye des Bois (1774). Dictionnaire de la Noblesse. Vve Duchesne. p. 368.