Polignac family

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Arms of the Polignac family

The House of Polignac is the name of an ancient and powerful French noble family that took its name from the château de Polignac, of which they had been sieurs since Carolingian times. Agnatically, ruling family of Monaco represents the collateral branch of the House of Polignac.


In 1385, the male line became extinct, but the heiress married Guillaume, sire de Chalancon, who assumed the name and the coat of arms of Polignac family. Jules de Polignac (1746–1817) became the first Duke of Polignac in 1780.

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