Marie Armande de La Trémoille

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Marie Armande
Princess of Turenne
Marie Armande Victoire de La Trémouille par Nattier.jpg
Painting by Nattier
Spouse Emmanuel Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne
Armande, Princess of Epinoy
Marie Hortense Victoire, Duchess of Thouars
Frédéric Maurice Casimir, Prince of Turenne
Charles Godefroy, Duke of Bouillon
Full name
Marie Armande Victoire de La Trémoille
Father Charles Belgique Hollande de La Trémoille
Mother Madeleine de Créquy
Born 1677
Died 5 March 1717[1]
Hôtel de Bouillon, Paris, France

Marie Armande de La Trémoille (Marie Armande Victoire; 1677 – 5 March 1717) was a French noblewoman and Princess of Turenne by marriage. Her present descendants include the Princes of Guéméné and the present Prince of La Trémoille.[1]


The eldest of two children, her parents were Charles Belgique Hollande de La Trémoille, duke de Thouras, and duke de La Trémoille and Madeleine de Créquy. She was engaged to a distant cousin Emmanuel Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne, (1668–1730), son and heir of Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duke of Bouillon, (1641–1721), a Holy Roman Empire title going back as far as 1456, and a territory adscribed to the Holy Roman Empire adjoining the actual duchy of Luxembourg and Belgium but conquered and annexed to revolutionary France, only after 1795 . Emmanuel Théodose's mother was Marie Anne Mancini, niece of Cardinal Mazarin.[1]

As heir to the Duchy of Bouillon, her husband was styled as the Prince de Turenne. The couple were married on 1 February 1696 in the chapel of the Hôtel de Crequi, Paris, the town house of her maternal grandfather. The couple had seven children, two of which had further issue; it is through her daughter Marie Hortense, that the House of La Trémoille[2] and the Prince of Ligne are descendants. Through her son Charles Godefroy, the Princes of Guéméné of the House of Rohan are direct descendants.

Through her father, she was a second cousin of Philippe d'Orléans, Regent of France for the infant Louis XV.[3]

The Princess of Turenne died in Paris at the Hôtel de Bouillon in Paris. Her husband went on to marry three more times; firstly in 1719 to Louise Françoise Angélique Le Tellier (died 1719) a grand daughter of Louvois;[1] again in 1720 to Anne Marie Christiane de Simiane (died 1722)[1] and again in 1725 to Louise Henriette Françoise de Lorraine.[1]


  1. Armande de La Tour d'Auvergne (28 August 1697 – 13 April 1717) married Louis de Melun, Prince of Epinoy, Duke of Joyeuse (1694–1724)
  2. Marie Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne (22 October 1698 – 25 September 1699) died in infancy;
  3. X de La Tour d'Auvergne (28 December 1699 – 30 December 1699) died in infancy;
  4. Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Prince of Turenne (4 May 1701 – 9 January 1705) died in infancy;
  5. Frédéric Maurice Casimir de La Tour d'Auvergne, Prince of Turenne (24 October 1702 – 1 October 1723) married Maria Carolina Sobieski, daughter of James Louis Sobieski and sister of Maria Clementina Sobieski; died in an accident at Strassburg; no issue;
  6. Marie Hortense Victoire de La Tour d'Auvergne (27 January 1704 – 1741) married Charles Armand René de La Trémoille and had issue;
  7. Charles Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon (16 July 1706 – 24 October 1771) married his brother's widow Maria Karolina Sobieski and had issue;


Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1677 – 1 February 1696 Her Highness Mademoiselle de Thouars
  • 1 February 1696 – 5 March 1717 Her Highness the Princess of Turenne

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f van de Pas, Leo. "Marie Armande Victoire de La Trémoille, princesse de Turenne". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ extinct in 1933 at the death of Louis Jean Marie de La Trémoille, her direct descendant
  3. ^ Having died in 1717, Marie Armande died within the period known as the Régence