Henri-Jacques Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force

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Henri–Jacques Nompar de Caumont
Duc de La Force
Duc de Caumont
Comte de Mussidan
Spouse(s) Anne Marie Beuzelen de Bosmelet

Issue

Marie Jeanne Antonine de Caumont La Force
Noble family Caumont
Father Jacques-Nompar II de Caumont, duc de La Force
Mother Suzanne de Beringhen
Born 5 March 1675
Died 20 July 1726(1726-07-20) (aged 51)
Buried Périgord

Henri-Jacques Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force (5 March 1675 – 20 July 1726) was a French nobleman and peer, the son of Jacques-Nompar II de Caumont, duc de La Force and Suzanne de Beringhen.[1] He was a member of the Académie française.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married 19 June 1698, Anne Marie Beuzelen de Bosmelet (1668–1752), daughter of Jean Beuzelen, seigneur de Bosmelet and Renée Bouthillier,[2] and by her had four daughters, none of whom survived childhood:[2]

  • Marie Jeanne Antonine de Caumont La Force 1699–1699
  • Ne de Caumont La Force, (1700–1704)
  • Ne de Caumont La Force, (1701–1702)
  • Ne de Caumont La Force, (1702–1703)

Career[edit]

He held the title of duc de Caumont until the death of his father, then assumed the title of duc de La Force at the closing of parliament 5 August 1700.[1] He also held the titles of comte de Mussidan, baron de Castelnau, Caumont, Tunneins, Samazin, Feuillet, Taillebourg, Boësse, Cugnac, Roquepine, Maduran and la Boulaye.[1] He was a colonel of a regiment of his name, as well as a councillor to the councils of regency and finance.[1]

In 1712 La Force was a founder and the first patron of the Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles–Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux.[3] He became a member of the Académie française in 1715, replacing Fabio Brulart de Sillery. He was elected to seat 7 of the Académie on January 19, 1715, and was received by Abbot Jean d'Estrées January 28, 1715.[4]

He was vice-Chairman of the Board of Finance in 1716, and deputy finance minister from 1718 to 1719.[1]

He had trouble with the Parliament for its complicity in the bankruptcy law.[4]

He died July 20, 1726 and he was buried in his duchy in Périgord.[1] He was succeeded by his younger brother, Armand-Nompar.[5] His widow died 16 November 1752.[6] The Hôtel de La Force, his former residence, that was located in the Rue du Roi de Sicile, in Paris, which bore his name, was acquired in 1754 by the war ministry and in 1780, it became La Force Prison.[7][8]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sainte–Marie 1728, p. 474.
  2. ^ a b Sainte–Marie 1728, pp. 474–475.
  3. ^ Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles–Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux, Scholarly–Societies.org, retrieved July 2012 
  4. ^ a b "Henri-Jacques de La Force". Académie française: The Immortals. Academie–francaise.fr. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Sainte–Marie 1728, p. 475.
  6. ^ "Henri Jacques Nompar de Caumont La Force". Généalogie Wailly. Gw.geneanet.org. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Galignani 1827, p. 488.
  8. ^ Bartlett 1890, p. 245.

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