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Marie de Bourbon-Soissons

Also Known As: "Countess of Soissons"
Birthplace: Torino, Torino, Italy
Death: Died in Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles de Bourbon, comte de Soissons and Anne de Montafié
Wife of Tommaso Francesco di Savoia, principe di Carignano
Mother of François Savoie; Louise Christine cristina de Savoie; Emanuele Filiberto Amedeo di Savoia-Carignano; Cristina charlotta di savoia; Giuseppe Emanuele di savoia and 3 others
Sister of Louis de Bourbon, comte de Soisson and Louise Marie de Bourbon-Soissons

Occupation: countess de soissons
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About Marie de Bourbon-Soissons

Alternate data, omitted at time of merge on 12-3-09:

Birth Date(s): May

Birth Location(s): Paris,France

Death Date(s): 4/6/1692,_Countess_of_Soissons

Marie de Bourbon, Countess of Soissons

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Princess of Carignan

Countess of Soissons

Spouse Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignan



Louise Christine, Margravine of Baden-Baden

Prince Eugène Maurice of Savoy

Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Carignan

Full name

Marie Marguerite de Bourbon

Father Charles de Bourbon, comte de Soissons

Mother Anne de Montafié

Born 3 May 1606(1606-05-03)

Hôtel de Soissons, Paris, France

Died 3 June 1692 (aged 86)

Hôtel de Soissons, Paris, France

Marie de Bourbon, Countess of Soissons (3 May 1606, Paris – 3 June 1692) was the wife of Prince Thomas Francis of Savoy, Principe di Carignano.



   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Family
   * 3 Ancestors
   * 4 Titles, styles, honours and arms
         o 4.1 Titles and styles
   * 5 References
   * 6 Titles

[edit] Biography

Marie Marguerite de Bourbon, born at the Hôtel de Soissons, Paris, was the second daughter and youngest child of Charles de Bourbon, comte de Soissons and his wife Anne de Montafié. At the court of Louis XIII, Marie, as a member of the House of Bourbon-Condé, enjoyed the rank of princesse du sang.

On 6 January 1625 Marie was married to Thomas Francis, ninth child of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and his wife Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain. It was arranged that Thomas, as son of a reigning monarch, would hold the rank of first among the princes étrangers at the French court—taking precedence even before the formerly all-powerful House of Guise, whose kinship to the sovereign Duke of Lorraine was more remote.[1] He was appointed Grand Maître of the king's household, briefly replacing the traitorous Grand Condé. He engaged the services of the distinguished grammarian and courtier Claude Favre de Vaugelas as tutor for his children.

After Thomas, the senior branch of his descendants repatriated to Savoy, alternately marrying French, Italian and German princesses.

After the Bourbons obtained the French crown and the Princes de Condé and their heirs apparent became known (by right of their rank as premier princes du sang), respectively, as Monsieur le prince and Monsieur le duc, Charles came to be styled Monsieur le comte at court.[2] That honorific was borne also by his son Louis and, subsequently, by the Savoy-Carignan counts of Soissons, who inherited the countship from Charles's daughter, Marie, princesse de Carignan, even though they ranked as princes étrangers in France rather than as princes du sang.[3]

At the death of her older brother Louis de Bourbon (6 July 1641), Marie was named his heir and became the Countess of Soissons suo jure. She lived in her native France with her husband and resided at the Hôtel de Soissons where she was born. It was Marie who built the small Château de Bagnolet in Paris; at her death the building was acquired by the Ferme générale François Le Juge. In 1719 it became the property of Françoise-Marie de Bourbon. Marie and her daughter helped to raise the famous Prince Eugene of Savoy, the famous soldier.

Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignan, husband

Prince Emmanuel Philibert

Princess Louise

The family connections of Marie

[edit] Family

Thomas and Marie had seven children who survived infancy (Italian names in parentheses):

Carignano line

1. Princess Cristine Charlotte of Savoy (1626 † 1626)

2. Princess Louise Christine of Savoy (1627 - 1689), married in 1654 to Ferdinand Maximilian of Baden-Baden (1625-1669), and was mother of

       1. Louis, Margrave of Baden-Baden (1655 - 1707), also a famous general .

3. Prince Emmanuel Philibert Amadeus of Savoy (Emanuele Filiberto Amedeo) (1628-1709), 2nd prince de Carignan, lived in Italy, becoming governor of Ivrea in 1644, and of Asti in 1663. In 1684 he married in Racconigi, at the age of fifty-six, Princess Angela Catherina d'Este (1656-1722), an almost twenty-nine year-old granddaughter of Cesare I d'Este, Duke of Modena. Because he was deaf-mute, the marriage shocked his mother, infuriated his sister-in-law Olympia Mancini, injured the inheritance prospects of his French nephews and nieces, and so offended Louis XIV that Francis II, Duke of Modena felt obliged to banish from his realm the bride's kinsman, who had acted as the couple's intermediary.[1][4] They had four children including:

       1. Victor Amadeus of Savoy (Vittorio Amedeo) (1690-1741), who had three children including:
           1. Louis Victor of Savoy (Ludovico Vittorio) (1721-1778), who had nine children including:
               1. Maria Luisa Teresa of Savoy, princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792)
               2. Victor Amadeus of Savoy (Vittorio Amedeo) (1743-1780) had one son:
                   1. Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (Carlo Emanuele) (1770-1800) married Maria Christina Albertina of Saxony, (morganatic daughter of the Duke of Courland who himself was a younger son of August III of Poland, and they had two children including:
                       1. Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia
               3. Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Count of Villafranca
   4. Prince Amedeo of Savoy (1629 - died young)
   5. Prince Joseph-Emmanuel (1631 - 1656), comte de Soissons
   6. Prince Ferdinand of Savoy (1637)

Soissons Line

   7. Prince Eugène Maurice of Savoy (1633-1673), comte de Soissons et Dreux, married Olympia Mancini and had 2 sons
       1. Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignan, comte de Soissons d.1702
       2. Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), the renowned Imperial general.

Titles and styles

   * 3 March 1606 – 6 January 1625 Her Highness Marie de Bourbon
   * 6 January, 1625 - 22 January 1656 Her Highness the Princess of Carignan (princesse de Carignan in French; Principessa di Carignano in Italian)
         o 6 July 1641 – 3 June 1692 Madame the Countess of Soissons (Madame la comtesse de Soissons in French)
   * 22 January 1656 - 3 June 1692 Her Highness the Dowager Princess of Carignan

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b Spanheim, Ézéchiel (1973). ed. Emile Bourgeois. ed (in French). Relation de la Cour de France. le Temps retrouvé. Paris: Mercure de France. pp. 107. 
  2. ^ Velde, François. "The French Royal Family: Titles and Customs". Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ Spanheim, Ézéchiel (1973). ed. Emile Bourgeois. ed (in French). Relation de la Cour de France. le Temps retrouvé. Paris: Mercure de France. pp. 323, 107–108. 
  4. ^ Spanheim, Ézéchiel (1973). ed. Emile Bourgeois. ed (in French). Relation de la Cour de France. le Temps retrouvé. Paris: Mercure de France. pp. 329.

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Marie de Bourbon was the wife of Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano an thus a Savoyard princess by marriage. At the death of her brother in 1646, she became Countess of Soissons in her own right, passing the title down three generations of the House of Savoy.

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Marie de Bourbon-Soissons's Timeline

March 3, 1606
Torino, Torino, Italy
April 7, 1621
Age 15
Martaize, Loudun, Vienne, France
Age 19
August 1, 1627
Age 21
Paris, Île-de-France, France
August 20, 1628
Age 22
Moûtiers, Rhône-Alpes, France
Age 24
March 2, 1635
Age 28
Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Age 30
June 3, 1692
Age 86
Turin, Piedmont, Italy