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Charles Bretagne Marie de La Trémoille

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Prince Charles Bretagne Marie de La Trémoille
8th Duke of Thouars (more...)
Duke of Thouars
period19 May 1792 – 10 November 1839
PredecessorPrince Jean Bretagne Charles de La Trémoille
SuccessorPrince Louis Charles de La Trémoille
Born(1764-03-24)24 March 1764
Paris, Kingdom of France (now French Fifth Republic)
Died10 November 1839(1839-11-10) (aged 75)
Noble familyLa Trémoille
Spouse(s)Louise-Emmanuelle de Châtillon
(m. 1781–1814; her death)
Marie Virginie de Saint-Didier
(m. 1817–1829; her death)
Valentine Eugénie Joséphine Walsh de Serrant
(m. 1830–1839; his death)
With Princess Louise-Emmanuelle:
Princess Caroline de La Trémoille
With Princess Marie Virginie:
Princess Charlotte de La Trémoille
Princess Éléonore, Princess of Salm-Kyrburg
With Princess Valentine:
Princess Marie-Henriette de La Trémoille
Prince Louis Charles de La Trémoille, 9th Duke of Thouars
FatherPrince Jean Bretagne Charles de La Trémoille, 7th Duke of Thouars
MotherPrincess Marie Maximiliane of Salm-Kyrburg
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Prince Charles Bretagne Marie de La Trémoille (24 March 1764 – 10 November 1839), 8th Duke of Thouars, 7th Duke of La Trémoïlle, 10th prince de Tarente, 14th prince de Talmond and 14th Count of Laval,[1] was a French aristocrat and soldier; he was the son of Jean Bretagne Charles de La Trémoille and his wife Princess Marie-Maximilienne of Salm-Kyrburg.


La Trémoille married Louise-Emmanuelle de Châtillon in 1781. She was a grand daughter of Louis César de La Baume Le Blanc, the famous writer. The couple had one daughter:

  • Caroline (26 October 1788 – 15 February 1791).

At the outbreak of the French Revolution, he sided with King Louis XVI, as did the rest of his family. In 1789, La Trémoille and his parents emigrated from France, and he joined the émigré army under the Prince of Condé. Two of La Trémoille's brothers perished in the Reign of Terror. His wife was imprisoned in the prison de l'Abbaye until 1792, when she was permitted to join him in England. She became a writer and left England in company of her brother-in-law Marie François Emmanuel de Crussol for the court of Russia around March 1797, where she was a maid of honour of Empress Maria Feodorovna.

After the Revolution, La Trémoille returned to France. Following Louise-Emmanuelle's death, he remarried in 1817 to Marie Virginie de Saint-Didier. They had two daughters:

  • Charlotte (8 October 1825 – 21 December 1879), who married baron Franciscus Johannes de Wijkerslooth.
  • Éléonore (17 January 1827 – 26 November 1846), who married prince Frederick V, Prince of Salm-Kyrburg.

Following her death, La Trémoille married for a third time in 1830 to Valentine Eugénie Joséphine Walsh de Serrant (7 March 1810 – 10 September 1887). They had two children:

  • Marie-Henriette (1833–1890), who married André de Grandmange.
  • Louis Charles, (1838–1911) his heir as duc of Thouars.

La Trémoille died shortly after his son's birth, in 1839.



  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha, La Trémoïlle. Justus Perthes, 1944, p.463. French.

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Prince Charles Bretagne Marie de La Trémoille
Born: 24 March 1764 Died: 10 November 1839
French nobility
Preceded by
Prince Jean Bretagne Charles de La Trémoille
Duke of Thouars, et cetera
19 May 1792 – 10 November 1839
Succeeded by
Prince Louis Charles de La Trémoille
This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 20:39
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