Joseph, XVIII. prince de Chimay

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Prince Joseph de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay (de Riquet de Caraman), prince de Chimay

Birthplace: Le Chateau, Menars, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Death: March 29, 1892 (55)
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Philippe, XVII. prince de Chimay and Émilie Pellapra, comtesse de Brigode, princesse de Chimay
Husband of Marie-Joséphine-Anatole de Montesquiou-Fézensac and Mathilde de Barandiaran
Father of Joseph, XIX. Prince de Chimay; Countess Elisabeth Greffuhle; Pierre Marie de-Riquet-de-Caraman-Chimay; Ghisalaine de Chimay; Genevieve de Chimay and 2 others
Brother of Emilie de Riquet de Caraman Chimay; Valentine de Riquet Comtesse de Caraman-Chimay and Eugène de Riquet, prince de Caraman-Chimay
Half brother of Henri de Brigode and Fernand de Brigode

Occupation: Prince of Chimay, Belgisch minister van Buitenlandse Zaken
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About Joseph, XVIII. prince de Chimay

Marie-Joseph-Guy-Henry-Philippe de Riquet de Caraman, 18th Prince de Chimay, was a Belgian diplomat and politician. He was notable as governor of the province of Hainaut (1870-1878) and Foreign Minister (1884-1892).

His parents were Joseph de Riquet de Caraman, 17th Prince de Chimay, and Émilie Pellapra. His own six children included Joseph, Prince de Caraman-Chimay and Élisabeth, who married the Count of Greffulhe.

He also gave private concerts, with him on violin and his wife on piano. In memory of one of these at which he had assisted, Franz Liszt dedicated a mass to Caraman-Chimay

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Joseph, XVIII. prince de Chimay's Timeline

October 9, 1836
Le Chateau, Menars, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
July 4, 1858
Paris 8ème
July 11, 1860
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
August 9, 1862