Françoise o Lorraine

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Françoise o Lorraine
Duchess o Vendôme
Engraving of Françoise de Lorraine (1592-1669) Duchess of Vendôme.jpg
Engraving o Françoise while a widow
Born 1592
Nantes, Fraunce
Dee'd 8 September 1669 (aged 77)
Paris, France
Buirial Capucins, Paris, Fraunce
Spouse César, Duke o Vendôme
Issue Louis, Duke o Vendôme
François, Duke o Beaufort
Élisabeth, Duchess o Nemours
Full name
Françoise de Lorraine
Faither Philippe Emmanuel, Duke o Mercœur
Mither Marie de Luxembourg
Coat of arms of Françoise of Lorraine as Duchess of Vendôme.png


Françoise o Lorraine (November 1592 – 8 September 1669) wis a princess o Lorraine an daughter-in-law o Henry IV o Fraunce. Sometimes cried Françoise de Mercœur, she belonged tae the Mercœur cadet branch o the sovereign Dukes o Lorraine an wis a niece o Louise o Lorraine, wife o the previous Keeng Henry III. Françoise wis the heiress o her faither an, wis the Duchess o Mercœur an Penthièvre suo jure.


Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 16 Julie 1609, at the Palace o Fontainebleau "Mademoiselle de Mercœur" mairit César de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme. He wis an illegitimate son o Keeng Henry IV o Fraunce an his mistress Gabrielle d'Estrées. He wis a brither o Catherine Henriette de Bourbon, Duchess o Elbeuf an half brither o Louis XIII an Gaston o Fraunce.


Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Louis de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme (October 1612 – 6 August 1669) mairit Laura Mancini an haed childer.
  2. Élisabeth de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Vendôme (August 1614 – 19 Mey 1664) mairit Charles Amadeus o Savoy, Duke o Nemours an haed childer.
  3. François de Bourbon, Duke o Beaufort (16 Januar 1616 – 15 Juin 1669) niver mairit.


Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1592 – 16 Julie 1609 "Mademoiselle de Mercœur".
  • 16 Julie 1609 – 22 October 1665 Her Most Serene Highness the Duchess o Vendôme.
  • 22 October 1665 – 8 September 1669 Her Most Serene Highness the Dowager Duchess o Vendôme.


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