Charlotte de La Marck

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Charlotte
suo jure Duchess of Bouillon
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Spouse Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne
Full name
Charlotte de La Marck
Father Henri Robert de La Marck
Mother Françoise de Bourbon
Born (1574-11-05)5 November 1574
Died 15 May 1594(1594-05-15) (aged 19)

Charlotte de La Marck (5 November 1574 – 15 May 1594) was a member of the House of La Marck and Duchess of Bouillon in her own right. She married into the House of La Tour d'Auvergne but died without issue.

Biography[edit]

The last surviving child of the Duke and Duchess of Bouillon. Her older brother William had died without surviving issue and as such, Charlotte became the heiress to the Duchy of Bouillon, the Principality of Sedan and various other titles.

Her marriage was arranged by King Henri IV himself. Her husband was the son of the Viscount of Turenne and Eléonore de Montmorency, daughter of Anne de Montmorency. The couple were married on 19 November 1591

She died giving birth to a son who died the same day as birth. Charlotte herself died a week after. She was buried at the Church of Saint-Laurent in Sedan. Her husband later claimed the Duchy of Bouillon as his own and in 1676, his grand son Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne officially received Bouillon and Sedan. The Bouillon line of the House of La Marck died out with Charlotte.

Issue[edit]

  • X de La Tour d'Auvergne (son) born and died on 8 May 1594.

Ancestry[edit]