Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon

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Godefroy Maurice
Duke of Bouillon
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Godefroy Maurice in 1657
Born(1636-06-21)21 June 1636
Died26 July 1721(1721-07-26) (aged 85)
Hôtel de Bouillon, Paris, France
SpouseMarie Anne Mancini
Louis Charles, Prince of Turenne
Emmanuel Theodose, Duke of Bouillon
Frédéric Jules, Prince of Auvergne
Louis Henri, Count of Évreux
Louise Julie, Princess of Montbazon
Full name
Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne
HouseLa Tour d'Auvergne
FatherFrédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne
MotherEleonora Catharina of the Bergh

Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon[1] (21 June 1636 – 26 July 1721[2]) was a French nobleman and member of the House of La Tour d'Auvergne, one of the most important families in France at the time. He married Marie Anne Mancini, niece of Cardinal Mazarin and had seven children.


Son of Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne and Eleonora Catharina Febronis, Countess of the Bergh, he was the second of eleven children. His older sister Élisabeth[2] (1635–1680) married Charles III, Duke of Elbeuf[3]

He was married to Marie Anne Mancini, the youngest niece of Cardinal Mazarin and one of the Mazarinettes. Her four famous sisters were:

One of Marie Anne's brothers was Philippe Jules Mancini, a lover of Philippe de France, brother of Louis XIV. Marie Anne's uncle died when she was thirteen. The night before the cardinal's death, the famous field marshal Turenne came to his bedside to ask for the hand of Marie Anne in the name of his nephew, the young Godefroy Maurice, Duke of Bouillon.[2]

The couple were married in the presence of the Royal family at the Louvre Palace in Paris on 19 April 1662. The marriage produced seven children, three of which would go on to produce children. His wife raised her nephew Louis Joseph de Bourbon, the orphan son of Laure Mancini and Louis de Bourbon.

His wife established a small salon at her new residence, the Hôtel de Bouillon, which he bought in 1681. He outlived his wife by some seven years. He was succeeded by his son Emmanuel Theodose as the Duke of Bouillon.


Unions with the La Trémoille family[edit]

Emmanuel Théodose and Marie Armande Victoire were the parents of:

Previous alliances between the La Tour d'Auvergne and La Trémoille family included the following marriages:

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 21 June 1636 – 9 August 1652 His Highness the Prince of Turenne
  • 9 August 1652 – 26 July 1721 His Highness the Duke of Bouillon

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ He inherited this title from his father in 1652.
  2. ^ a b c d e van de Pas, Leo. "Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-03-29.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Son and heir of Charles II, Duke of Elbeuf and Catherine Henriette de Bourbon, Légitimée de France - daughter of Henry IV of France and Gabrielle d'Estrées
  4. ^ van de Pas, Leo. "Louis Charles de La Tour d'Auvergne". Genealogics.org. Retrieved 2010-06-07.[permanent dead link]