Louise de Rohan

Louise de Rohan (Louise Gabrielle Julie; 11 August 1704 20 August 1780) was a French noblewoman and Princess of Guéméné by marriage.

Princess of Guéméné
Born(1704-08-11)11 August 1704
Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, France[1]
Died20 August 1780(1780-08-20) (aged 76)
Chevilly, Loiret, France
SpouseHercule Mériadec de Rohan
Charlotte Louise, Princess of Masserano
Généviève, Abbess of Marquette
Jules, Prince of Guéméné
Louis Armand, Prince of Motbazon
Louis René Édouard, Cardinal de Rohan
Ferdinand, Archbishop of Cambrai
Full name
Louise Gabrielle Julie de Rohan
FatherHercule Mériadec de Rohan
MotherAnne Geneviève de Lévis


Born in Paris[1] to Hercule Mériadec de Rohan and his wife Anne Geneviève de Lévis, as a member of the House of Rohan, she was entitled to the style of Highness. Her mother was the only child of Madame de Ventadour.

Her siblings included Louise Françoise, Duchess of La Meilleraye (married a grandson of Hortense Mancini and present ancestress of the Prince of Monaco) Jules, Prince of Soubise, Marie Isabelle, Duchess of Tallard, Governess of the Children of France. Her uncle was the Bishop of Strasbourg.

She was baptised with the names Louise Gabrielle Julie on 13 August. She was known as Louise de Rohan. Her uncle was the Bishop of Strasbourg, alleged son of Louis XIV.

Louise de Rohan was engaged to her cousin Hercule Mériadec de Rohan, who was son and heir of Charles III, Prince of Guéméné and Charlotte Élisabeth de Cochefilet. They were married on 4 August 1718[1] at Jouarre Abbey[1] where her older sister Charlotte Armande was Abbess.

Louise presented her daughter, Charlotte Louise, to Louis XV and the queen, Marie Leszczyńska on 26 October 1737 at Fontainebleau. Two days later Charlotte Louise married the Italian Prince of Masserano. The Prince of Masserano was the Spanish ambassador in London.

She died at Chevilly, Loiret on 20 August 1780.

She owned the Manoir de Launay which she bought in 1747.[2]



Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 11 August 1704 4 August 1718 Her Highness Princess Louise de Rohan
  • 4 August 1718 12 March 1741 Her Highness The Princess of Guéméné
  • 21 December 1757 20 August 1780 Her Highness The Dowager Princess of Guéméné

References and notes

  1. van de Pas, Leo. "Louise de Rohan". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  2. van de Pas, Leo. "Bulletin de la Société polymathique du Morbihan By Société polymathique du Morbihan". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  3. She is sometimes styled as either Mademoiselle de Rohan or Mademoiselle de Guéméné
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