Louis François Joseph de Bourbon, Prince o Conti
Louis François Joseph de Bourbon, Prince o Conti (1 September 1734 – 13 Mairch 1814), wis the last Prince o Conti frae a cadet branch o the ruling Bourbons o Fraunce. His title wis honorary and did not carry any territorial jurisdiction. Upon his daith his title went extinct. He wis first buried at the Kirk Saint Michel prior tae the Bourbon Restoration. During the reign o Louis Philippe I, he was removed frae Saunt-Michel an placed in the Chapelle royale de Dreux in 2 April 1844.
|Louis François de Bourbon|
|Prince o Conti|
The Prince o Conti bi Auguste de Châtillon (1774)
|Born||1 September 1734|
Hôtel de Conti, Paris, France.
|Dee'd||13 Mairch 1814 (aged 79)|
|Buirial||2 April 1844|
Ryal Chaipel, Dreux, France.
|Spouse||Maria Fortunata d'Este|
|Hoose||Hoose o Bourbon (Conti branch)|
|Mither||Louise Diane d'Orléans|
He married his first cousin, Maria Fortunata d'Este, (1731–1803), fourth dochter o Francesco III d'Este, Duke o Modena an his wife, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, who was his mither's older sister; as such, Louis François Joseph was the first cousin of Philippe Égalité, through his faither.
The marriage contract was signed in Milan on 3 Januar 1759 bi the French ambassador to the coort o Turin. A wedding by proxy took place in Milan on 7 Februar o the same year an wis celebrated in person on 27 Februar at Nangis-en-Brie in Fraunce. Maria Fortunata's faither settled upon her a dowry o one million livres. In addition, upon her arrival in France her husband was gien 150,000 livres bi Louis XV. The young Coontess o La Marche was presented to the king an the rest o the ryal faimilie on 5 Mairch 1759 by the Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon, Dowager Princess o Conti, Louis François' paternal grandmither. In 1770 they were one of twelve couples invited tae dine with the newlyweds, Louis XVI an Marie Antoinette, in the Opéra of the Palace of Versailles, which had been constructed for the ryal wedding.
The couple never haed childer. Louis François Joseph had twa illegitimate children, born in 1761 and 1767, bi Marie Anne Véronèse "Mademoiselle Coraline" Among his other lovers where notably Anne Victoire Dervieux.
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