House of Broglie
The House of Broglie (French: Maison de Broglie, pronounced [də bʁœj] ( )) is the name of a noble French family, originally Piedmontese, who emigrated to France in the year 1643. The family counts among its members three marshals of France, a Nobel Prize laureate, several members of the Institut de France, and descendants of the Rothschild family.
The family patriarch, originally Francesco-Maria di Broglia, Conte di Broglia, later François-Marie de Broglie, Comte de Broglie. After distinguishing himself as a soldier, he died, a lieutenant-general, at the siege of Valenza on the 2 July 1656.
His son, Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie (1647–1727), served under Condé, Turenne and other great commanders of the age of Louis XIV, becoming marechal de camp in 1676, lieutenant-general in 1688, and finally marshal of France in 1724.
His grandson, François-Marie, was made duc de Broglie and a peer of France in 1742. His great-grandson, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie was created prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1759 by Emperor Francis I. All junior members of the House of Broglie bear the title of prince of Broglie, while the head of the family is duke of Broglie. A junior line used the title of prince of Broglie-Revel, after one of his lordships.
Comtes de Broglie
- François-Marie, comte de Broglie (1611–1656), soldier
- Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie (1647–1727), marshal of France
Ducs de Broglie
- François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie (1671–1745), marshal of France and governor of Strasbourg
- Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie (1718–1804), marshal of France
- Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie (1785–1870), statesman and diplomat, member of the Académie française
- Albert, 4th duc de Broglie (1821–1901), politician and writer, member of the Académie française
- Victor, 5th duc de Broglie (1846–1906)
- Maurice, 6th duc de Broglie (1875–1960), physicist, member of the Académie française and the Académie des sciences
- Louis, 7th duc de Broglie (1892–1987), physicist and Nobel laureate, member of the Académie française and the Académie des sciences
- Victor-François, 8th duc de Broglie (1949-2012)
- Philippe-Maurice, 9th duc de Broglie (born 1960)
Other noteworthy family members
- Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec (1719–1781), a son of the first duke, soldier and diplomat.
- Charles-Louis-Victor, prince de Broglie (1756–1794), served in the army, attaining the rank of maréchal de camp.
- Daisy Fellowes 1890-1962, style icon and married to Jean Amédée Marie Anatole de Broglie, prince de Broglie (1886-1918)
- Maurice-Jean de Broglie (1766-1821), bishop.
- Jean de Broglie (1921–1976), assassinated politician
- Gabriel de Broglie (born 1931), historian and statesman, member of the Académie française
- Chisholm 1911, p. 626.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 627 provides a biography under the name Achille Charles Léonce Victor, Duc de Broglie
- Chisholm 1911, pp. 627, 628 provides a biography under the name Jacques Victor Albert, Duc de Broglie
- Chisholm 1911, p. 626 mentions this man under the name and title: Charles François, Comte de Broglie (1719-1781)
- Chisholm 1911, p. 626 mentions this man under the name and title: Victor Claude, Prince de Broglie (1757-1794)
- Dumont 1907.
- Dumont, Francis (1907). "Maurice-Jean de Broglie". Catholic Encyclopedia 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Broglie, de". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 626, 628