See also:Louis XIV. and Mme de
See also:Montespan was
See also:born on the 6th of
See also:June 1678 . At the age of five he was created
See also:admiral of France . He distinguished himself during the War of the
See also:Spanish Succession, and inflicted a severe defeat on Admiral
See also:Rooke near
See also:Malaga in 1704 . He kept aloof from the intrigues of his
See also:law, the duchess of Maine, and died on the 1st of
See also:December 1737 . His son, Louis
See also:Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthievre (1725-1793), succeeded his
See also:father in his posts, among others in that of
See also:grand admiral . He served under Marshal de
See also:Noailles, and fought brilliantly at
See also:Dettingen (1743) and
See also:Fontenoy (1745) . He then lived in retreat at Rambouillet and Sceaux, protecting men of letters, and particularly the poet Florian, and dispensing charity . He lost his son, the
See also:prince of Lamballe, in 1768, and survived his daughter-in-law, Louise Marie Therese of Savoy-Carignan, the friend of Marie Antoinette, who was killed by the populace on the 3rd of
See also:September 1792 . He died on the 4th of
See also:March 1793; his daughter and heiress, Louise Marie Adelaide, married Philippe (Egalite), duke of
See also:Orleans .
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