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Antonin Nompar de Caumont, Duke o Lauzun

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Antonin Nompar de Caumont
Duke o Lauzun
Lauzun bi Belle.
Full name
Antonin Nompar de Caumont
Lauzun, Fraunce
Dee'd19 November 1723 (aged 90)
Spoose(s)La Grande Mademoiselle (secret)
Geneviève Marie de Durfort
FaitherGabriel de Caumont, Coont o Lauzun
MitherCharlotte de Caumont

Antonin Nompar de Caumont, Duke o Lauzun (1632 – November 19 1723) wis a French nobleman an a soldier. He is best kent as the secret husband o Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess o Montpensier, "La Grande Mademoiselle" (the first cousin o Keeng Louis XIV. He an aa help King Louis organise meetins wi his future mistress Madame de Montespan. He wis creatit a Duke in 1692[1]. He is eften simply referred tae simply as Lauzun. His grandfaither wis the Maréchal de La Force.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

A son o Gabriel de Caumont, Coont o Lauzun an his wife Charlotte de Caumont. He wis bought up wi the childer o his relative the maréchal-duc de Gramont. (Marshal-Duke o Gramont).

Later years[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mademoiselle died in 1693, an twa years later on 21 Mey 1695, Lauzun mairit Geneviève Marie de Durfort,"Mademoiselle de Quintin" a bairn o fourteen, dochter o the Marshal-Duke o Lorges[2]. Queen Mary, throu whose interest Lauzun secured his dukedom, retained her faith in him, an it wis he who in 1715, mair nor a quarter o a century efter the flight frae Whitehall, brocht her the news o the Battle o Sheriffmuir. Efter his daith, the dukedom o Lauzun wis inherited bi his niece's husband, Charles Armand de Gontaut.

References an notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. with the help o Mary o Modena, wife o James VII, Keeng o Scots.
  2. Including Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, a future Princess o Monaco.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1632 - 1692 The Marquis o Puyguilhem.
  • 1692 - November 19 1723 The Duke o Lauzun, Coont o Lauzun, Coont o Saint-Fargeau, Marquis o Puyguilhem.

Ither wabsteids[eedit | eedit soorce]

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