Person:Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1)

Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon
m. 9 Jul 1713
m. 23 Jul 1728
  1. Louis Joseph _____, Prince of Condé1736 - 1818
Facts and Events
Name Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 18 Aug 1692 Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France, FranceHouse of Condé
Christening[2] 24 Nov 1698
Marriage 9 Jul 1713 Versailles, Yvelines, Franceto Marie Anne de Bourbon-Conti
Marriage 23 Jul 1728 Sarryto Caroline of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rothenburg
Death[1] 27 Jan 1740 Chantilly, Oise, Picardie, France
Reference Number? Q455392?

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Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (Louis Henri Joseph; 18 August 1692 – 27 January 1740), was a French nobleman and politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 1723 to 1726. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a prince du sang.

Louis Henri was the second child and eldest son of Louis III, Prince of Condé, and Louise Françoise de Bourbon, the eldest daughter of King Louis XIV and his mistress Madame de Montespan. Following the death of his father in 1710, he became head of the Bourbon-Condé cadet branch of the House of Bourbon. As such, he was entitled to be known as Prince of Condé, but he used the title Duke of Bourbon instead and was known at court as Monsieur le Duc. After his maternal grandfather died in 1715, Louis Henri became a member of the regency council led by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, the regent for the new minor king Louis XV.

In 1723, Louis Henri succeeded the Duke of Orléans as chief minister to Louis XV. He negotiated the King's marriage to the Polish princess Marie Leszczyńska. In 1726, Louis XV dismissed Louis Henri as chief minister and replaced him with Cardinal de Fleury. Louis Henri died at his manor, the Château de Chantilly, in 1740. His titles were inherited by his 4-year-old son, Louis Joseph.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733)