Anne Julie de Melun
Anne Julie de Melun (Anne Julie Adélaïde; 1698 – 18 May 1724) was a French noblewoman and mother of Charles de Rohan, the famous general of Louis XV as well as Madame de Marsan. She died of smallpox in her twenties.
|Princess of Soubise|
|Died||18 May 1724|
Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, France
|Spouse||Jules de Rohan|
|Charles, Prince of Soubise|
Armand, cardinal de Soubise
Marie Louise, Countess of Marsan
|Father||Louis de Melun|
|Mother||Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine|
Born in 1698, she was baptised with the names Anne Julie Adélaïde and was known as Anne Julie. Born to Louis de Melun, Prince d'Epinoy and his wife Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine, princesse de Lillebonne she was the second of two children. Her brother Louis de Melun disappeared in 1724, two months after her death.
At the age of roughly fifteen, she married Jules, Prince of Soubise. The couple were wed in Paris on 16 September 1714. Her husband was a member of the Princely House of Rohan and with the marriage, Anne Julie took on the style of Her Highness. Her husbands parents were Hercule Mériadec, Duke of Rohan-Rohan and Anne Geneviève de Lévis.
The couple had five children in all. She and her husband died in Paris of smallpox. Her eldest son Charles succeeded as Prince of Soubise. Her brother's disappearance, led to the Principality of Epinoy (previously enjoyed by Anne Julie's father) was given to her son, Charles.
|Ancestors of Anne Julie de Melun|
- Charles de Rohan, Prince of Soubise, Duke of Rohan-Rohan (16 July 1715–4 July 1787) married Anne Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne (1722–1739) and had issue; married again to Princess Anna Teresa of Savoy (1717–1745) and had issue; married Anne Victoire de Hesse-Rotenburg (1728–1792) no issue;
- François Armand Auguste de Rohan, cardinal de Soubise, Prince of Tournon (1 December 1717–28 Juin 1758)
- Marie Louise Geneviève de Rohan (7 January 1720–4 March 1803) married Gaston Jean Baptiste de Lorraine, Count of Marsan, no issue;
- François Auguste de Rohan, Count of Tournon (16 September 1721–6 August 1736) never married;
- René de Rohan, Abbot of Luxeuil (26 July 1723–7 February 1743) never married.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 1698 – 16 September 1714 Anne Julie de Melun
- 16 September 1714 – 18 May 1724 Her Highness the Princess of Soubise
References and notes
- van de Pas, Leo. "Anne Julie de Melun". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
- Saint-Allais, Nicolas Viton de. Nobiliaire universel de France: ou Recueil général des généalogies. Googlebooks.org. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- Aubert de La Chesnaye Des Bois, François-Alexandre. "Dictionnaire de la noblesse, contenant les généalogies, l'histoire et la chronologie des familles nobles de France". Gallica.org. Retrieved 2010-03-21.