Jean Charles Lamoral of Ligne-La Trémoïlle

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Prince Jean Charles Lamoral de La Trémoille
Prince of Ligne-La Trémoïlle
13th Duke of Thouars (more...)
Duke of Thouars
period27 October 1971 - 9 July 2005
PredecessorPrincess Charlotte de La Trémoille
SuccessorPrince Charles-Antoine Lamoral de La Trémoïlle
Born(1911-06-16)16 June 1911
Died9 July 2005(2005-07-09) (aged 94)
Noble familyLigne-La Trémoille
Spouse(s)Maria del Rosario de Lambertye-Gerbeviller
(m. 1942 - 2005; his death)
IssuePrincess Hedwige Marie de La Trémoïlle
Prince Charles-Antoine Lamoral de La Trémoïlle, 14th Duke of Thouars
Princess Nathalie Marie de La Trémoïlle
FatherPrince Henri-Florent Lamoral of Ligne
MotherPrincess Charlotte de La Trémoille, 12th Duchess of Thouars

Prince Jean Charles Lamoral de La Trémoïlle of Ligne-La Trémoïlle (16 June 1911 – 9 July 2005) 13th Duke of Thouars, 12th Duke of La Trémoïlle, 15th Prince de Tarente, 19th Prince de Talmond and 19th Count of Laval[1] was a Franco-Belgian nobleman and the only child of the French Princess Charlotte de La Trémoille and her Belgian husband, Prince Henri-Florent Lamoral of Ligne.

Upon the death of his mother in 1971, he succeeded to all her French aristocratic titles as well as disputed potential claims to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Family Background[edit]

Although a junior member of the House of Ligne, he founded a distinct cadet branch of that princely family: at the death of his childless maternal uncle, Louis Jean Marie de La Trémoille, prince étranger, Prince Jean Charles legally appended his maternal surname, "de La Trémoïlle", to his own in Belgium.[2][3]

Marriage and Children[edit]

On 11 March 1942, he married in Paris, France Maria del Rosario de Lambertye-Gerbeviller, daughter of Charles Edmond de Lambertye, Marquis de Gerbeviller. They had three children, all of whom married into princely families:[2]

  • Althea Isabelle Sophie
  • Athénaïs Allegra Isabella
  • Antoine Tau Édouard Adrien
  • Charles Lamoral Joseph Malcolm, born in Paris in 1980, and wed at Antoing Castle 20 November 2010 to Ran Li (born in Guangdong, China).[4]
  • Amadeo Joseph Gabriel

His legal title and style in Belgium was: "His Highness Jean Charles de Ligne de La Trémoïlle, Prince de Ligne."[citation needed]


  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha, La Trémoïlle. Justus Perthes, 1944, p.463. French.
  2. ^ a b Genealogishes Handbuch des Adels: Furstliche Hauser Band XIV. Limburg an der Lahn, Germany: C.A. Starke Verlag. 1991. pp. 495, 498–499. ISBN 3-7980-0700-4.
  3. ^ Hello!. "Fairytale nuptials for Prince Edouard de Ligne and his Italian actress love". 9 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  4. ^ "L'info sur – L'actu 24h/24, 7 jours sur 7 - Page de redirection". Retrieved 2014-04-21.
Prince Jean Charles Lamoral de La Trémoille
Cadet branch of the House of Ligne and La Trémoille Family
Born: 16 June 1911 Died: 9 July 2005
French nobility
Preceded by Duke of Thouars, et cetera
27 October 1971 - 9 July 2005
Succeeded by