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Antoine VIII de Gramont

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Name  Antoine de

Antoine VIII de Gramont
Parents  Antoine-Adrien-Charles de Gramont
Children  Antoine-Genevieve-Heraclius-Agenor de Gramont, Corisande Armandine Leonie de Gramont, Aglae de Gramont
Grandchildren  Agenor, duc de Gramont
Grandparents  Louis de Gramont, 6th Duke of Gramont
Great-grandparents  Antoine V de Gramont, Marie Christine de Noailles

Great grandchildren  Armand de Gramont

Antoine-Louis-Marie de Gramont, 8th Duke of Gramont (17 August 1755 – 28 August 1836), was a French military officer, diplomat and parliamentarian.


Life and career

He was known by the courtesy title of comte de Louvigny before his marriage, on 16 April 1780, to Aglaé de Polignac (1768–1803), daughter of Yolande de Polastron, Duchess of Polignac. At that point, he was accorded the style of duc de Guiche, since he was the heir presumptive to the Dukedom of Gramont. In 1801, he succeeded a cousin as the 8th Duke of Gramont and the Prince of Bidache.

He served as a captain in the Royal Garde du Corps before fleeing to Britain at the outset of the French Revolution. He remained loyal to the House of Bourbon, becoming a military commander under Louis Antoine, Duke of Angouleme. He later served briefly as French ambassador to the Court of St James's under the Bourbon Restoration.

Titles and styles

  • Antoine, comte de Louvigny (by courtesy, 1755)
  • Antoine, duc de Guiche (as heir presumptive, 1780)
  • Duc de Gramont and Prince de Bidache (1801)
  • Duke and Peer of France (1814); (1817)
  • Honours

  • Chevalier de Malte (1776)
  • Chevalier de Saint-Louis (1820)
  • Chevalier du Saint-Esprit (1820)
  • Grand Officier de la Légion d'honneur (1823)
  • References

    Antoine VIII de Gramont Wikipedia

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