Henri, Count of Brionne
|Count of Brionne|
Engraving of Henri
|Spouse||Marie Madeline d'Epinay|
|Louis, Prince of Lambesc|
|Father||Louis de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac|
|Mother||Catherine de Neufville|
|Born||15 November 1661|
|Died||3 April 1713
Born to Louis de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac, and his wife Catherine de Neufville, he was the couple's first child.
His father Louis, was the Grand Squire of France, one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France. The position was roughly equivalent to the United Kingdom positions of Master of the Horse and the Crown Equerry.
At Louis' death, the post, as well as style of Monsieur le Grand was taken by Henri's youngest brother, Charles de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac (at Charles' death, it was given to Louis' grandson, the Prince de Lambesc).
Henri's mother was Catherine de Neufville, youngest child of the Maréchal de Villeroy, governor of the young Louis XIV. Henri's first cousin was François de Neufville, Duke de Villeroy and the future governor of Louis XV.
On 23 December 1689, Henri married Marie Madeleine d'Épinay and had two children, the future Prince de Lambesc and a daughter styled Mademoiselle de Brionne. Only the former married. His great-granddaughter Joséphine de Lorraine was the grand mother of Charles Albert of Sardinia thus an ancestor of the present House of Savoy.
Henri died in 1713, five years before his father and this the countship of Armagnac was given to his youngest brother, Charles. Henri died at Versailles, his wife outliving him by over a year.
He had an illegitimate child by an unknown mistress, Mademoiselle Pothenot; the child was called bâtard de Brionne and styled as "le Chevalier d'Orgon".
- Louis de Lorraine, Prince de Lambesc (13 February 1692–9 September 1743) married Jeanne de Durfort (grand daughter of Jacques de Durfort) and had issue;
- Marie Louise of Lorraine, Mademoiselle de Brionne (24 October 1693–18 October 1724) never married.
|Ancestors of Henri, Count of Brionne|
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 15 November 1661 – 3 April 1713 the Count de Brionne
References and notes
- van de Pas, Leo. "Henri de Lorraine, Count of Brionne". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- Marie Madeleine died on 12 December 1714