Catherine Benard, comtesse de St Germain

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Catherine Eleonore Benard

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Yvelines, Versailles, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in Versailles, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pierre Bernard
Wife of Joseph Starot de Saint-Germain
Mother of Louise Francoise Adelaide Starot de Saint-Germain

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Louise Françoise Adélaïde de Saint-Germain * 13.01.1769 + Jean Pierre Bachasson de Montalivet

Eleanor Catherine Bénard (Bernard) ( 1740 - 23 June 1769 ) was one of the mistresses of Louis XV .

Born in Versailles , she was the daughter of Pierre Bénard, Esquire of the king's mouth.

She married in 1768 Joseph Starot Saint-Germain , former-general who was guillotined in 1794 .

She was the mother of Adelaide-Louise-Françoise de Saint-Germain (Versailles 1769 - Thauvenay 1850 ), Countess of Montalivet, named after her godmother Madame Adelaide , who married in Valencia in 1797 Jean-Pierre Bachasson, Count of Montalivet ( 1766 - 1823 ).  Adelaide is regarded as one of the natural daughters of Louis XV. 

It is quadrisaïeule of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing , President of the French Republic from 1974 to 1981.

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Catherine Benard, comtesse de St Germain's Timeline

February 4, 1740
Versailles, Île-de-France, France
January 13, 1769
Age 28
Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
February 27, 1769
Age 29
Versailles, Île-de-France, France