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Henri, Count of Brionne

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Mother  Catherine de Neufville
Parents  Louis, Count of Armagnac
Children  Louis, Prince of Lambesc
Name  Henri, of
House  House of Lorraine
Grandchildren  Louis, Prince of Brionne
Henri, Count of Brionne
Born  15 November 1661 (1661-11-15)
Spouse  Marie Madeline d'Epinay
Issue Detail  Louis, Prince of Lambesc
Father  Louis de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac
Died  April 3, 1713, Versailles, France
Similar People  Pierre Corneille, Marie Anne de Bourbon, Sophie d'Houdetot, Denis Diderot, Loulou de la Falaise

Henri de Lorraine (15 November 1661 – 3 April 1713) was the Count de Brionne. He was a member of a cadet branch of the House of Guise and the Grand Squire of France.



Born to Louis de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac, and his wife Catherine de Neufville, he was the couple's first child.

His father Louis, was the Grand Squire of France, one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France. The position was roughly equivalent to the United Kingdom positions of Master of the Horse and the Crown Equerry.

At Louis' death, the post, as well as style of Monsieur le Grand was taken by Henri's youngest brother, Charles de Lorraine, Count d'Armagnac (at Charles' death, it was given to Louis' grandson, the Prince de Lambesc).

Henri's mother was Catherine de Neufville, youngest child of the Marechal de Villeroy, governor of the young Louis XIV. Henri's first cousin was Francois de Neufville, Duke de Villeroy and the future governor of Louis XV.

On 23 December 1689, Henri married Marie Madeleine d'Epinay and had two children, the future Prince de Lambesc and a daughter styled Mademoiselle de Brionne. Only the former married. His great-granddaughter Josephine de Lorraine was the grand mother of Charles Albert of Sardinia thus an ancestor of the present House of Savoy.

His sister, Marie was the mother of Louise Hippolyte Grimaldi, sovereign Princess of Monaco.

Henri died in 1713, five years before his father and this the countship of Armagnac was given to his youngest brother, Charles. Henri died at Versailles, his wife outliving him by over a year.

He had an illegitimate child by an unknown mistress, Mademoiselle Pothenot; the child was called batard de Brionne and styled as "le Chevalier d'Orgon".


  • Louis de Lorraine, Prince de Lambesc (13 February 1692–9 September 1743) married Jeanne de Durfort (grand daughter of Jacques de Durfort) and had issue;
  • Marie Louise of Lorraine, Mademoiselle de Brionne (24 October 1693–18 October 1724) never married.
  • Titles and styles

  • 15 November 1661 – 3 April 1713 the Count de Brionne
  • References

    Henri, Count of Brionne Wikipedia

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