Anne Marie Martinozzi

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Anne Marie Martinozzi
Princess of Conti
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Spouse Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti
Issue Louis de Bourbon
Louis Armand de Bourbon
François Louis de Bourbon
House House of Bourbon
Father Girolamo Martinozzi
Mother Laura Margherita Mazzarini
Born 1637
Rome, Italy
Died 4 February 1672
Hôtel de Conti, Paris, France
Religion Roman Catholicism
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Anne Marie Martinozzi, Princess of Conti (1637 – 4 February 1672) was a niece of King Louis XIV of France's chief minister Cardinal Mazarin, and the wife of Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti. She became the mother of the libertine François Louis, Prince of Conti, le Grand Conti. Her marriage to the Prince of Conti made her a princesse du Sang.

Biography[edit]

Anna Maria Martinozzi was born in Rome to Girolamo Martinozzi and Laura Margherita Mazzarini, the elder sister of Jules Mazarin, who was Cardinal and Prime Minister during the minority of Louis XIV.

She and her younger sister Laura were brought to France by her uncle, as were her maternal cousins, the Mancini sisters: Laura, Marie, Olympe, Hortense, and Marie Anne. The seven nieces of Cardinal Mazarin came to be known as the Mazarinettes by the French court. Mazarin managed to secure advantageous marriages for all of them. Her niece was Mary of Modena, future Queen of England.

In 1654, she married Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629–1666). The marriage took place at the Palais du Louvre 22 February 1654; The couple had three children, two of whom reached adulthood:

She acted as the godmother by proxy to le Grand Dauphin for Henrietta Maria of France, the dauphins own aunt (24 March 1668).

Anne Marie died in Paris at the Hôtel de Conti; she was aged roughly 35. She never saw the birth of her first grandchild Marie Anne de Bourbon.

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Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1637 - 22 February 1654 Lady Anna Maria Martinozzi
  • 22 February 1654 - 21 February 1666 Her Serene Highness the Princess of Conti (Madame la Princesse de Conti)
  • 21 February 1666 – 4 February 1672 Her Serene Highness the Dowager Princess of Conti (Madame la Princesse de Conti douairière)

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