Princess of Soubise

Within the French nobility, the title of "Princess of Soubise" was given to the current wife of the Prince of Soubise. The title was created in 1667 when the sirerie of Soubise, Charente-Maritime was raised to a principality.[1] The first princess was Anne de Rohan-Chabot (1638-1709). There were eight princesses in all, ending with Princess Viktoria of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (1728-1792), who was married to the last prince, Charles (1715-1787), the title being extinguished upon Charles' death.

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Husband
Anne de Rohan-Chabot, Princess of Soubise.jpg Anne de Rohan-Chabot Henri Chabot
(Chabot)
1638 17 April 1663 March 1667
Soubise raised to a principality
4 February 1709 François de Rohan, Prince of Soubise
Anne Geneviève de Lévis par Nicolas de Largillière.jpg Anne Geneviève de Lévis[2] Louis Charles de Lévis, Duke of Ventadour
(Lévis)
February 1673 15 February 1694 24 August 1712
husband's de facto accession
20 March 1727 Hercule Mériadec,
Prince of Soubise,
Duke of Rohan-Rohan
[1]
Jean-Marc Nattier, Princesse de Rohan (1741).jpg Marie Sophie de Courcillon Philippe Egon, Marquis of Courcillon
(Courcillon)
6 Aug 1713 2 Sep 1732 26 January 1749
husband's death
4 April 1756
Blason ville fr Melun (SeineMarne).png Anne Julie de Melun Louis de Melun, Prince of Epinoy
(Melun)
1698 16 September 1714 6 May 1724
husband's death
18 May 1724 Jules de Rohan, Prince of Soubise
Armoiries de la Tour d'Auvergne-Turenne.svg Anne Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne Emmanuel Théodose, Duke of Bouillon
(La Tour d'Auvergne)
1 August 1722 29 December 1734 19 September 1739 Charles de Rohan, Prince of Soubise
Anna Teresa di Savoia, Principessa di Soubise.jpg Princess Anne Thérèse of Savoy-Carignan Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignan
(Savoy)
1 November 1717 6 November 1741 5 April 1745
Johann Heinrich Tischbein d.Ä. - Bildnis der Anna Victoriamaria von Rohan, Prinzessin von Soubise.jpg Princess Viktoria of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Rotenburg
(Hesse)
25 February 1728 23 December 1745 4 July 1787 husband's death 1 July 1792

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References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b Velde, François. "French principalities". Hereldica.org. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  2. ^ did not use the title, was styled Princess of Maubuisson from 1694 and Duchess of Rohan-Rohan from 1714