Counts and dukes of Rethel
This is a list of counts and dukes of Rethel. The first counts of Rethel ruled independently, before the county passed first to the Counts of Nevers, then to the Counts of Flanders, and finally to the Dukes of Burgundy. In 1405 the County became part of the Peerage of France, and in 1581 it was elevated to a duchy. In 1663 it became the Duchy of Mazarin.
- Louis I (1285–1322; married Joan; also count of Nevers)
- Louis II (1322–1346; also count of Flanders and Nevers; married Margaret, countess of Artois)
- Louis III (1346–1384; also count of Flanders, Nevers, and Artois)
- Margaret (1384–1402; also countess of Flanders, Nevers, Artois, and duchess of Burgundy)
- John of Albret (1491–1500; also lord of Orval; married Charlotte of Rethel)
- Marie of Albret (1500–1549)
House of MazarinEdit
- Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1659–1661); minister of Louis XIV of France; purchased Rethel from Charles IV
- Hortense Mancini (1661–1699); the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, Duchess of Mazarin, Duchess of Mayenne, Duchess of Meilleraye, mistress of Charles II of England
- Paul-Jules de la Porte (1699–1731; also Duke of Meilleraye)
- Paul de la Porte (1731–1738; also Duke of Meilleraye)
- Louise Jeanne de Durfort (1738–1781; also Duchess of Mayenne and Meilleraye)
- Louise d'Aumont (1781–1789; also Duchess of Mayenne and Meilleraye)
Nowadays, the title is still claimed by her descendants, the Sovereign Princes of Monaco.