Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon

Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon (Anne Louise Bénédicte; 8 November 1676 – 23 Januar 1753), was the dochter o Henri Jules de Bourbon, Prince o Condé an Anne o Bavarie. A member o the then reigning hoose o Bourbon she wis entitled tae the style o address o Most Serene Highness. In Mey 1692, she wis forced tae mairy Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Duke o Maine, an illegitimate son o Louis XIV o Fraunce bi his mistress Madame de Montespan. They haed seven childer. During the Regency o Philippe d'Orléans frae 1715-1723 she an her husband tried to gin power for themselves but failed. She maintained a salon at the Hôtel du Maine in Paris, as well as at the Château de Sceaux. In 1703 she creatit the Order o the Skep bee.

Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon
Duchess o Maine
Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, duchesse du Maine, Fille de M. Le Prince de Condé.jpg
Born8 November 1676(1676-11-08)
Hôtel de Condé, Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd23 Januar 1753(1753-01-23) (aged 76)
Hôtel du Maine, Paris, France
Buirial26 Januar 1753
Kirk o Saunt Jean Baptiste, Paris
SpouseLouis Auguste de Bourbon
IssueLouis Auguste, Prince o Dombes
Louis Charles, Coont o Eu
Louise Françoise, Mademoiselle du Maine
Full name
Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon
HooseBourbons (Condé branch bi birth)
Bourbons (illegitimate branch bi mairiage)
FaitherHenri Jules de Bourbon
MitherAnne o Bavarie
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturLouise Bénédicte de Bourbon's signature


  1. "Mademoiselle de Dombes" (11 September 1694 - 15 September 1694) died in infancy.
  2. Louis Constantin de Bourbon, Prince o Dombes (17 November 1695 - 28 September 1698) died in infancy.
  3. "Mademoiselle d'Aumale" (21 December 1697 - 4 August 1699) died in infancy.
  4. Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Prince o Dombes (4 Mairch 1700 - 1 October 1755) died unmairit.
  5. Louis Charles de Bourbon, Coont o Eu (15 October 1701 – 13 Julie 1775) died unmairit.
  6. Charles de Bourbon, Duke o Aumale (31 Mairch 1704 - 2 September 1708) died in infancy.
  7. Louise Françoise de Bourbon, "Mademoiselle du Maine" (4 December 1707 - 19 August 1743) died unmairit.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 8 November 1676 - 1685 Her Maist Serene Highness Mademoiselle d'Enghien, Princess o the bluid.
  • 1685 - 19 Mey 1692 Her Maist Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Charolais, Princess o the bluid.
  • 19 Mey 1692 – 14 Mey 1736 Her Maist Serene Highness The Duchess o Maine.
  • 14 Mey 1736 – 23 Januar 1753 Her Maist Serene Highness The Dowager Duchess o Maine.

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