Marquis of Baux

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Marquis of Baux (French: Marquis des Baux) is one of the Prince of Monaco's many titles. When possible, the title passes from the reigning Prince to the first male heir apparent or heir presumptive of the Monegasque throne. The present bearer of the title is Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco. The marquessate was originally associated with the town of Les Baux de Provence, but later lost its administrative authority when control of the town reverted to France.

The title "Lord of Baux" had been used by other families. It was re-granted as a marquisate to Honoré II, Prince of Monaco in 1642 by Louis XIII King of France, but was first used by Honoré's son Ercole, Marquis of Baux. Ercole died before his father, and this was why the title was granted for several centuries to the heirs of the Prince of Monaco.


List of Marquises of Baux[edit]

Name Reign Length
Prince Ercole 1642 - 2 August 1651
Louis I 2 August 1651 - 10 January 1662 10 years, 161 days
Antoine I 10 January 1662 - 20 February 1731 69 years, 41 days
Honoré III 20 February 1731 - 17 May 1758 27 years, 86 days
Honoré IV 17 May 1758 - 21 March 1795 36 years, 308 days
Honoré V 21 March 1795 - 2 October 1841 46 years, 195 days
Charles III 2 October 1841 - 20 June 1856 14 years, 262 days
Albert I 20 June 1856 – 10 September 1889 33 years, 82 days
Louis II 10 September 1889 - 30 May 1944 54 years, 263 days
Rainier III 30 May 1944 - 14 March 1958 13 years, 288 days
Albert II 14 March 1958 - 10 December 2014 56 years, 271 days
Jacques 10 December 2014 - present 0 years, 11 days[1][need quotation to verify]

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