Honoré III, Prince of Monaco
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|Prince of Monaco|
|Reign||7 November 1733 – 19 January 1793|
as de facto ruling government
as next reigning monarch
|Born||10 November 1720|
|Died||21 March 1795(aged 74)|
|Spouse||Maria Caterina Brignole|
|Issue||Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco
|Father||Jacques I, Prince of Monaco|
|Mother||Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco|
Honoré III (10 November 1720 – 21 March 1795) ruled as Prince of Monaco and was Duke of Valentinois for almost sixty years from 1733 to 1793. Honoré was the son of Jacques I, Prince of Monaco and his wife, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco.
On 20 May 1732, he moved to Hôtel Matignon in Paris with his father and remained there, even after the proclamation in 1733 of him as Prince of Monaco. Antoine Grimaldi, le Chevalier de Grimaldi, acted as regent for the prince between 1732 and 1784, when Honoré chose to reside in Paris. This situation remained the same for half a century until Antoine's death in 1784, when Honoré III was already 64 years old. Although he was open to the revolutionary ideas of the time, he was imprisoned on 20 September 1793. At his liberation a year later, he was ruined, and his property under seal.
While in Paris, it was suggested that he marry Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne, only daughter of Charles Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne and his wife Maria Karolina Sobieska, grand daughter of John III Sobieski and an older sister of Maria Clementina Sobieski. The marriage never materialised and as such, in 1751, he married Maria Caterina Brignole (d. 1813).
|Ancestors of Honoré III, Prince of Monaco|
|Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Duke of Valentinois
|Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Marquis of Baux
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