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
Born 8 September 1749(1749-09-08)
Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Dee'd 3 September 1792(1792-09-03) (aged 42)
Murdered in Paris, Fraunce
Spouse Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Prince o Lamballe
Full name
Maria Luisa Teresa di Savoia[1]
Hoose o Savoy (bi birth)
o Bourbon (bi mairiage)
Faither Louis Victor, Prince o Carignano
Mither Christine o Hesse-Rotenburg
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Seegnatur Maria Luisa o Savoy's signature

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 guillotined 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. SAhe acted as the Surintendante de la Maison de la Reine tae Marie Antoinette.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Turin, she wis a daughter 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 marriage, she wis betrothed tae Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Prince o Lamballe (prince de Lamballe). The Prince o Lamballe wis the eldest 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 no childer afore the Prince o Lamballe died 6 Mey 1768 due tae 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 given the surname o Savoy-Carignan. That is incorrect as she wis born a princess o the Duchy o Savoy an a daughter 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

Titles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Other websites[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Princess Maria Luisa o Savoy, Princess o Lamballe at Wikimedia Commons