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Olympia Mancini
Coontess o Soissons
Olympia Mancini by Mignard.png
Portrait bi Mignard
Born 11 Julie 1638
Roum, Papal States
Dee'd 9 October 1708 (aged 70)
Brussels, (modern Belgium)
Spouse Eugene Maurice, Coont o Soissons
Issue Louis Thomas, Coont o Soissons
Philippe, "Abbot o Soissons"
Louis Jules, "Knight o Savoy"
Emmanuel Philibert, Coont o Dreux
Prince Eugene
Marie Jeanne, "Mademoiselle de Soissons"
Louise, "Mademoiselle de Dreux"
Françoise, "Mademoiselle de Dreux"
Full name
Olympia Mancini
Hoose Mancini (bi birth)
o Savoy (bi mairiage)
Faither Michele Lorenzo Mancini
Mither Girolama Mazzarini

Olympia Mancini (French: Olympe Mancini; 11 Julie 1638 – 9 October 1708) wis the seicont eldest o the five Mancini sisters, who alang wi twa o thair female Martinozzi cousins, war kent at the court of Keeng Keeng Louis XIV as the Mazarinettes acause thair uncle wis Louis XIV's chief meenister, Cardinal Mazarin. Olympia wis later tae acome the mither o the famous Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy. She an aa involved herself in various court intrigues includin the Poison Affair, which led tae her expulsion frae Fraunce an that o Madame de Montespan. She wis an aa a mistress o Keeng Louis XIV tae. She wis a niece o Cardinal Mazarin. She wis an aa creautit the Surintendante de la Maison de la Reine for Queen Marie Thérèse (the wife o Keeng Louis XIV)

Sisters[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Laura Mancini (1636–1657) mairit Louis de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme, the grandson of Keeng Henry IV an his mistress, Gabrielle d'Estrées.
  2. Marie Mancini (1639–1715) mairit Prince Lorenzo Colonna.
  3. Hortense Mancini (1646–1699), the beauty o the faimily, escaped her abusive husband, Armand Charles de La Porte, Duke o La Meilleraye, an went tae Lunnon later a mistress of Keeng Charles II.
  4. Marie Anne Mancini (1649–1714) mairit Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke o Bouillon nephew o Turenne.

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Olympia mairit Prince Eugene Maurice o Savoy, Coont o Soissons (1633–1673) on 24 Februar 1657 tae bi whom she haed aicht childer, amongst whom wis the famous soldier Prince Eugene of Savoy. At coort, the Coont of Soissons (comte de Soissons) wis addressed as Monsieur le comte. As his wife, Olympia wis referred tae at court as Madame la comtesse.

Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Prince Louis Thomas o Savoy, Coont o Soissons (1657–1702) mairit Urania de La Cropte an haed childer.
  2. Philippe, "Abbot of Soissons" (1659–1693) unmarried.
  3. Louis Jules, Cavaliere o Savoy (1660–1683) killed at the Battle o Petronell against the Turks kent as the Cavaliere di Savoia
  4. Emanuel Philibert, Couot o Dreux (1662–1676) unmarried.
  5. Prince Eugene o Savoy (1663–1736) famous general.
  6. Princess Marie Jeanne o Savoy (1665–1705) named efter Marie Jeanne o Savoy, Duchess o Savoy, "Mademoiselle de Soissons".
  7. Princess Louise Philiberte o Savoy (1667–1726) "Mademoiselle de Dreux".
  8. Princess Françoise o Savoy (1668–1671) "Mademoiselle de Dreux".

Titles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 11 Julie 1638 - 24 Februar 1657 Dona Olympia Mancini.
  • 24 Februar 1657 - 2 Mairch 1635 Her Serene Most Highness The Coontess o Soissons. (Madame la comtesse)
  • 2 Mairch 1635 - 9 October 1708 Her Most Serene Highness The Dowager Coontess o Soissons. (Madame la comtesse douairière)

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