Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess o Montpensier

(Reguidit frae La Grande Mademoiselle)

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess o Montpensier, "Granddochter o Fraunce" (29 Mey 1627 – 5 Aprile 1693) kent as La Grande Mademoiselle, wis the eldest dochter o Gaston d'Orléans, an his first wife Marie de Bourbon, Duchess o Montpensier. One o the greatest heiresses in history, she died unmairit an haed nae childer, leaving her vast fortune tae her cousin, Philippe o Fraunce. After a string o proposals frae various members o European ruling families, including Charles II o Ingland, Afonso VI o Portugal, an Charles Emmanuel II, Duke o Savoy, she eventually fell in luve with the coortier, Antoine Nompar de Caumont an scandalised the coort o Fraunce when she asked Louis XIV for permission tae mairy him, as such a union was viewed as a mésalliance. She is best remembered for her role in the Fronde, her role in bringing the famous composer Lully tae the keeng's coort, an her Mémoires. Her neice Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici wis named in her honour. She wis also a vistor tae the Hotel de Rambouillet in Paris an wis also a friend o Madame de Rambouillet.

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans
La Grande Mademoiselle
Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, La Grande Mademoiselle - Versailles MV 3476.jpg
Duchess o Montpensier
Reign4 Juin 1627 – 5 Aprile 1693
PredecessorMarie de Bourbon
SuccessorPhilippe d'Orléans
Born29 Mey 1627(1627-05-29)
Palais du Louvre, Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd5 Apryle 1693(1693-04-05) (aged 65)
Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, Fraunce
Buirial19 Aprile 1693
Ryal Basilica, Saint Denis, France
Full name
Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans
FaitherGaston, Duke o Orléans
MitherMarie, Duchess o Montpensier
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturAnne Marie Louise d'Orléans's signature

Teetles an stylesEedit


granddochter o Fraunce (rank created bi Keeng Louis XIII at the insistance o Gaston)

  • "Première mademoiselle de France"
  • Duchess an Peer o Montpensier (1627)
  • Duchess an Peer o Châtellerault (1627)
  • Duchess an Peer o Aumale (1686-1686)
  • Duchess o Saint-Fargeau (1627-1681) (gien tae Lauzun)
  • Sovereign Princess o Dombes (1627-1681) (gien tae The Duke o Maine, exchanged in 1762 with Louis XV)
  • Princess o La Roche-sur-Yon (1627)
  • Princess o Joinville (1627-1689)
  • Dauphine o Auvergne (1627)
  • Marquise o Mézières (1627-1669) (selt tae Isaac Bartet)
  • Coontess an Peer o Eu (1657-1681) (coonty selt tae Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Duke o Maine)
  • Coontess o Forez.
  • Coontess o Mortain
  • Coontess o Bar-sur-Seine.
  • Viscoontess o Bresse.
  • Viscoontess o Auge.
  • Viscoontess o Domfront.
  • Baroness o Beaujolais.
  • Baroness o Montaigut-en-Combrailles.
  • Dame o pays de Combrailles.
  • Baroness o Roche-en-Régnier.
  • Baroness o Thiers (Barony gien tae Lauzun, selt tae Crozat)
  • Baroness o Cuverville-sur-Yères.
  • Dame o Champigny-sur-Veude (1627-1635) - exchanged 1635 tae 1656 the regained in 1656 an o Bois-le-Vicomte (exchanged : 1635-1656)
  • Dame o Argenton, Aigurande, Cluys (Indre) & Le Châtelet (Cher)
  • Dame o Choisy-sur-Seine (1678)
  • Dame o Beaujeu.

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