House of Bourbon-Maine

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The House of Bourbon-Maine was an illegitimate branch of the House of Bourbon, being thus part of the Capetian dynasty. It was founded in 1672 when Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine was legitimised by his father, King Louis XIV of France.

House of Bourbon-Maine
(Légitimé de France)
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Parent houseHouse of Bourbon (legitimised royal branch)
CountryFrance
Founded1672
FounderLouis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine
Titlesduc du Maine,
Dissolution1775

History and FounderEdit

Louis-Auguste, founder of the House of Bourbon-Maine, was the first-born illegitimate son of Louis XIV of France and his mistress, Madame de Montespan.

Immediately after his birth in 1670, he was entrusted to the care of Madame Scarron, one of his mother's acquaintances, who brought him to a private house on the rue de Vaugirard, close to the Luxembourg Palace, in Paris. In 1672, the king legitimised him and other younger siblings he had fathered with Mme de Montespan. At the time of his legitimation, Louis-Auguste received the title of duc du Maine.

In 1692, Louis Auguste married Anne-Louise-Bénédicte de Bourbon-Condé, the daughter of Henry III Jules de Bourbon, prince de Condé.

The Children of the duc du MaineEdit

Louis-Auguste and his wife had seven children, only three of whom lived to adulthood. All died without issue.

The House of Bourbon-Maine became extinct at the death of Louis Charles de Bourbon, comte d'Eu. It had been in existence for just over a century.

Heads of the HouseEdit

Descendant Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Légitimé de France
Duc du Maine

1672–1736
  31 March 1670
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
son of Louis XIV of France and Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan
Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon
Palace of Versailles
19 May 1692
7 children
14 May 1736
Château de Sceaux
aged 66
Louis Auguste de Bourbon, prince de Dombes
1736–1755
  4 March 1700
Versailles
son of Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine and Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon
never married 1 October 1755
Fontainebleau
aged 55
Louis Charles de Bourbon, comte d'Eu
1755–1775
  5 October 1701
Château de Sceaux
son of Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine and Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon
never married 13 July 1775
Château de Sceaux
aged 73

AncestryEdit

Other illegitimate housesEdit

See alsoEdit