Marc de Beauvau, Prince of Craon

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The Prince of Craon by Hyacinthe Rigaud held in Nancy, Musée Lorrain.

'Marc de Beauvau Prince of Craon, (François Vincent Marc; 29 April 1679 - 10 March 1754) Prince of Beauvau and of the Holy Roman Empire, grandee of Spain (29 April 1679 – 10 March 1754) was a French nobleman. He was also a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire as well as one time viceroy of Tuscany.

Born in Nancy The son of Louis de Beauvau, Marquis of Beauvau (1638–1703) and his second wife, Anne de Ligny, on 16 December 1704 he married Anne Marguerite de Lignéville (1686–1772), countess of the Holy Roman Empire, at Lunéville. They had 8 sons and 12 daughters. His wife Anne Marguerite was the mistress of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine.

He was governor of the regency council of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany for Grand Duke Francesco, later Holy Roman Emperor, who had been declared successor of the last Medici ruler in the Treaty of Vienna. He administrated for this prince with the title of viceroy.


  1. Élisabeth Charlotte de Beauvau (1705–1754) married Charles Ferdinand François de La Baume, Marquis of Saint-Martin, no issue; named after Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
  2. Anne Marguerite Gabrielle de Beauvau (1707–1790) married Jacques Henri of Lorraine, Prince of Mortagne(-sur-Gironde), no issue ; married Gaston Pierre Charles de Lévis, Duke of Mirepoix, no issue;
  3. Gabrielle Françoise de Beauvau (1708–1758) married Gabriel Alexandre of Alsace, Prince of Chimay, no issue;
  4. Marie Philippe Tècle de Beauvau (1709–1748) Canoness, never married;
  5. Nicolas Simon Jude de Beauvau (1710–1734) never married, Abbé of Craon
  6. Marie Françoise Catherine de Beauvau (1711–1787) married Louis François de Boufflers, Marquis of Amestranges, no issue ;
  7. François Vincent Marc de Beauvau (1713–1742) Primat de Lorraine, never married;
  8. Léopold Clément de Beauvau (1714–1723) Knight of the Order of Malta
  9. Marie Louise Eugénie de Beauvau (1715–1734) Abesss of Epinal
  10. Henriette Augustine (1716--) never married;
  11. Charlotte Nicole de Beauvau (1717–1787) who married Léopold Clément de Bassompierre, no issue;
  12. Charles Juste de Beauvau (1720–1793) married Marie Sophie Charlotte de La Tour d'Auvergne daughter of Emmanuel Theodose de La Tour d'Auvergne (1668-1730) and Louise Henriette Francoise de Lorraine and had issue; married Marie-Charlotte-Sylvie de Rohan, no issue;
  13. Ferdinand Jerôme de Beauvau, Marquis of Haroué (1723–1790) married Louise Etienne Desmier of Archiac and had issue.
  14. Gabrielle Charlotte de Beauvau (1724–1790) never married;
  15. Alexandre, Marquis of Craon (1725–1745) died at the Battle of Fontenoy;
Marc de Beauvau, Prince of Craon
Born: 29 April 1679
French royalty
Preceded by
Title Created
prince of the Holy Roman Empire Succeeded by
Charles Juste de Beauvau
French nobility
Preceded by
Prince of Beauvau
Prince of Craon

Succeeded by
Charles Juste de Beauvau