Louis Alphonse Victor de Broglie (1846 - 1906)

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Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Death: Died in Broglie, Upper Normandy, France
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About Louis Alphonse Victor de Broglie


Louis-Alphonse-Victor, 5th duc de Broglie (30 October 1846–26 August 1906), was a French aristocrat.

Eldest son of the monarchist politician Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Victor was born in Rome, where his father had a diplomatic post.

On 26 September 1871, he was married to Pauline de La Forest d'Armaillé (1851–1928) in Paris. With her he had four children who survived to adulthood, including two sons, Maurice and Louis, both of whom were physicists and both of whom would hold the ducal title. The third but younger surviving son Louis (1892-1987) would win the Nobel Prize for Physics 1929 aged 37, and go on to win other national and international honors over his long life.

Victor acceded to the title of duc de Broglie on his father's death in 1901, but died only a few years later, passing the title to his eldest son, Maurice, 6th duc de Broglie. His son died in 1960, and was succeeded by his brother Louis (who died in 1987). Maurice had no surviving children, while Louis died unmarried.

Since then, the title has passed collaterally to a descendant of the 5th Duke's third younger brother.

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Victor, V. duc de Broglie's Timeline

October 30, 1846
Rome, Italy
September 26, 1871
Age 24
December 4, 1872
Age 26
April 27, 1875
Age 28
Paris, France
December 6, 1881
Age 35
February 5, 1888
Age 41
August 15, 1892
Age 45
Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
August 26, 1906
Age 59
Broglie, Upper Normandy, France