Louis Marc Antoine de Noailles
Louis-Marie, vicomte de Noailles (17 April 1756 Paris – 7 January 1804 Havana) was the second son of Philippe, duc de Mouchy, and a member of Mouchy branch of the famous Noailles family of the French aristocracy.
He was elected to the Estates-General in 1789. On 4 August 1789, during the French Revolution, he began the famous "orgy", as Mirabeau called it, when feudalism was to be abolished, and with the duc d'Aiguilion proposed the abolition of titles and liveries in June 1790.
When the Revolution became more pronounced he emigrated to the United States and became a partner in William Bingham's Bank of North America in Philadelphia. He was very successful and might have lived happily had he not accepted a command against the English in San Domingo, under Rochambeau. He made a brilliant defence of the Mole St Nicholas and escaped with the garrison to Cuba, but en route there his ship was attacked by an English frigate and after a long engagement he was severely wounded, dying of his wounds in Havana on 9 January 1804.
He had a son, Alfred de Noailles (1784–1812), vicomte de Noailles, who married Rosalie Charlotte Antoinette Léontine de Noailles (1797–1851), daughter of Charles Arthur Tristan Languedoc de Noailles. Their daughter, Anne Marie Cécile de Noailles (1812–1848), went on to marry into the Noailles family, with Charles Philippe Henri de Noailles.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 723.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Noailles". Encyclopædia Britannica 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 722, 723.