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Prince Charles Maurice, Count of Valentinois

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Charles Maurice of Monaco
Count of Valentinois
A young Charles Maurice (second from left)
Born(1727-05-14)14 May 1727
Hôtel Matignon, Paris, France
Died18 January 1798(1798-01-18) (aged 70)
SpouseMarie Christine de Rouvroy
Full name
Charles Maurice Grimaldi
FatherJacques I of Monaco
MotherLouise Hippolyte of Monaco

Prince Charles Maurice, Count of Valentinois (14 May 1727 – 18 January 1798) was a Monégasque prince and member of the House of Grimaldi. He was known by his title Count of Valentinois. He had a fairly importanmt military career and was also a Grandee of Spain. He is also sometimes referred to as Prince Charles Maurice of Monaco.

Life[change | change source]

Born at the "Hôtel Matignon" in Paris,[1] he was the eighth child of the reigning Princess Louise Hippolyte of Monaco and her husband Prince Jacques I. His father was the Duke of Valentinois but the title was given to Charles Maurice to be used as a Count.

His older brother Honoré III would later become the next Prince of Monacao when their father died in 1751.

Marriage[change | change source]

Married on 10 November 1749 to Marie Christine de Rouvroy the couple were married in Paris with the express permission of Louis XV of France. They separated in 1766 having had no children together.

Military career[change | change source]

At the age of 18 he partook in the Battle of Fontenoy[2] For his military abilities he was awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece.

References[change | change source]

  1. His father's townhouse in Paris
  2. Where several European nations were fighting against France as part of the War of the Austrian Succession