Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne

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Prince of Ligne
Reign 3 March 1985 – 21 August 2005
Predecessor Baudouin
Successor Michel
Born (1925-03-08)8 March 1925
Died 21 August 2005(2005-08-21) (aged 80)
Château de Belœil
Spouse Princess Alix of Luxembourg
Issue Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Prince Wauthier
Princess Anne-Marie, Mrs. Mortgat
Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza
Princess Sophie, Comtesse de Nicolay
Prince Antoine
Princess Yolande, Mrs. Townsend
Full name
Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral de Ligne
House House of Ligne
Father Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne
Mother Philippine de Noailles
Religion Roman Catholicism

Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral, Prince of Ligne, Prince of Épinoy, Prince of Amblise, Grandee of Spain (born 8 March 1925, Brussels, Belgium) was the son of Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne and Philippine de Noailles. He died on 21 August 2005 in Château de Belœil, Belgium.

During World War II, Prince Antoine served in the British Royal Air Force, winning his wings at No 34 Flying Training School, in Medicine Hat, Canada, before returning to the UK for operational duty.

He was the 1,294th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria.


He married Princess Alix of Luxembourg, daughter of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, on 17 August 1950 in Luxemburg. They had seven children:


16. Eugène, 8th Prince of Ligne
8. Prince Henri Maximilien of Ligne
17. Mélanie de Conflans
4. Ernest, 10th Prince of Ligne
18. Count Ernest de Talleyrand-Périgord
9. Marguerite de Talleyrand-Périgord
19. Marie Louise Lepelletier de Morfontaine
2. Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne
20. Timoléon de Cossé, Duc de Brissac
10. Roland de Cossé, Marquis de Brissac
21. Marguerite Le Lievre de La Grange
5. Diane de Cossé-Brissac
22. Constant André Say
11. Jeanne Marie Say
23. Jeanne Marie Emilie Wey
1. Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
24. Charles Philippe Henri de Noailles
12. Antonin-Just-Léon-Marie de Noailles
25. Anne Marie Cécile de Noailles
6. François Joseph Eugène Napoléon de Noailles
26. Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat
13. Princess Anne Murat
27. Caroline Georgina Fraser
3. Philippine de Noailles
28. Ernest Dubois, Vicomte de Courval
14. Arthur Constant, 3rd Baron Dubois de Courval
29. Isabelle Moreau
7. Madeleine Dubois de Courval
30. Richard Ray
15. Mary Ray
31. Mary Rebecca Boggs


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Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
Born: 8 March 1925 Died: 21 August 2005
Titles of nobility in Belgium
Preceded by
Prince of Ligne
Succeeded by

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