Princess Marie Louise o Savoy

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Maria Luisa o Savoy
Princess o Lamballe
Mosnier - The Princess of Lamballe.jpg
The Princess o Lamballe bi Jean Laurent Mosnier
Born8 September 1749(1749-09-08)
Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Dee'd3 September 1792(1792-09-03) (aged 42)
Murdered in Paris, Fraunce
SpouseLouis Alexandre de Bourbon, Prince o Lamballe
Full name
Maria Luisa Teresa di Savoia[1]
Hooseo Savoy (Carignano branch bi birth)
o Bourbon (bi mairiage)
FaitherLouis Victor, Prince o Carignano
MitherChristine o Hesse-Rotenburg
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturMaria Luisa o Savoy's signature
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Princess Marie Louise o Savoy (Maria Luisa Teresa; 8 September 1749 – 3 September 1792) an a good friend o Queen Marie Antoinette. Lik Marie Antoinette, the Princess o Lamballe wis guillotintit in the French Revolution. She is kent tae history as the "Princesse de Lamballe". She wis a sister-in-law o Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon[2] She wis a descendant o Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert. She acted as the Surintendante de la Maison de la Reine tae Marie Antoinette an wis considered tae be a favourite o the quuen as well as her lady-in-waiting.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Turin, she wis a dochter o Louis Victor o Savoy (The "Prince o Carignano")[3] an Christine o Hesse-Rotenburg, she wis born a "Princess o the Duchy o Savoy". She wis a distant cousin o Prince Eugene o Savoy.

Marriage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Referred tae Mademoiselle de Carignan in Fraunce, prior tae her mairiage, she wis betrothed tae Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Prince o Lamballe (prince de Lamballe). The Prince o Lamballe wis the auldest son an heir o the Duke o Penthièvre[4]. Lamballe an Princess Marie Louise mairit bi proxy on 17 Januar 1767 then on the 31 Januar in person. The couple lived in Paris at the Hôtel de Toulouse. The Prince haed several mistresses an the couple wad hae nae issue afore the Prince o Lamballe died 6 Mey 1768 frae Sexually transmittit diseases. The widowed Princess o Lamballe inherited pairt o his fortune makin her a wealthy woman in her ain right.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

She uised the names "Maria Luisa' or "Marie Louise" in French. As a dochter o the Prince o Carignan, she is eften incorrectly gien the surname o Savoy-Carignan. That is incorrect as she wis born a princess o the Duchy o Savoy an a dochter o a Prince o Carignan. The title wis merely a courtesy title haein no legal jurisdiction ower Carignan which wis kent in Italian: Carignano, an French: Carignan in French.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Marie Louise Thérèse de Savoie" in French
  2. Wife o the future Philippe Égalité who wis executed in the French Revolution.
  3. The same line o the Hoose o Savoy as Prince Eugene o Savoy.
  4. Then-the wealthiest man in Fraunce

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 8 September 1749 - 31 Januar 1767 Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Luisa Teresa o Savoy.
  • 31 Januar 1767 - 6 Mey 1768 Her Maist Serene Highness The Princess o Lamballe. (Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame la princesse de Lamballe)
  • 6 Mey 1768 - 3 September 1792 Her Maist Serene Highness The Dowager Princess o Lamballe. (Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame la princesse de Lamballe douairière.)

Ither wabsteids[eedit | eedit soorce]

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