Madame de Montesson

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Charlotte de La Haye de Riou
Marquise o Montesson
Madame de Montesson (1738-1806), by Antoine Vestier (1740-1824).jpg
Madame de Montesson bi Antoine Vestier.
Full name
Charlotte Jeanne Béraud de La Haye de Riou
Born 4 October 1738(1738-10-04)
Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd 6 Februar 1806(1806-02-06) (aged 67)
Hôtel de Montesson, Paris, Fraunce
Buiried Saint Roch Kirk, Paris, Fraunce
Spoose(s) Jean Baptiste, Marquis o Montesson
Louis Philippe, Duke o Orléans (secret)
Issue
none
Faither Jean Béraud de La Haye de Riou[1]
Mither Josefa Minard

Madame de Montesson (Charlotte Jeanne Béraud; 4 October 1738– 6 Februar 1806) wis a mistress o Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans[2] an later his secret wife. The Hôtel de Montesson wis biggit for her, but wis destroyed bi fire in 1810. She wis an aa an aunt o Madame de Genlis.

Biography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Paris an baptised as Charlotte Jeanne Béraud de La Haye de Riou she wis kent as Charlotte. She wis the anly daughter o Jean Béraud de La Haye de Riou an his wife Josefa Minard. The faimily war o Breton origin. In her early twenties she wad mairy Jean Baptiste de Montesson, Marquis o Montesson in October 1757. Montesson wis a widower in his seventies. The Marquis o Montesson wad die in 1769. Efter the daith o her elder brither the Marquis o La Haye de Riou, she inherited a smaw fortune an wad later acome a mistress o the Duke o Orléans. The couple wad eventually mairy in secret in 23 Aprile 1773 wi the authorisation o Keeng Louis XV. The keeng ordered that Madame de Montesson wad never acome the Duchess o Orléans. Sometime efter thair mairiage the Hôtel de Montesson wis biggit an Montesson wad die thare in 1806 haein spent a smaw period o time in the Temple Prison in Paris during the French Revolution. She wis buried at the Saint Roch Kirk, in Paris.

Titles and styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 4 October 1738 - 11 October 1757 Mademoiselle de La Haye de Riou.
  • 11 October 1757 - 1769 The Marquise o Montesson. (Madame la marquise de Montesson)
  • 1769 - 6 Februar 1806 The Dowager Marquise o Montesson. (Madame la marquise de Montesson douairière)

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