Louise de Prie

Louise de Prie de La Mothe-Houdancourt (16241709), was a French noble and court official. She served as royal governess to the children of king Louis XIV of France in 166172, and to the children of Louis, Grand Dauphin in 168291.

Life

Louise de Prie was born to Louis de Prie, Marquis de Toucy, and Françoise de Saint-Gelais-Lusignan, and married Marschall Philippe de La Mothe-Houdancourt, duke de Cardona, in 1650. She became the mother of Françoise Angélique (1650-1711), Charlotte Éléonore Madeleine (1651-1744), Duchess of Ventadour by her marriage with Louis-Charles de Lévis and governess of Louis XV and his children, and Marie Isabelle Gabrielle Angélique (1654-1726), married Henri François de Saint Nectaire, Duke of La Ferté-Senneterre.

References

  • Docteur Cabanès, Mœurs intimes du Passé - Huitème série, Éducation de Princes, Albin Michel, Editeur, Paris, 3e mille.

    Court offices
    Preceded by
    Julie d'Angennes
    Governess of the
    Children of France

    1661–1691
    Succeeded by
    Marie de La Mothe-Houdancourt
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