Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse

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Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse (8 January 1585 25 February 1656) was the daughter of Henri de Joyeuse and Catherine de Nogaret. She married her first husband, Henri de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier, on 15 May 1597 and her second husband, Charles, Duke of Guise, on 6 January 1611.

Marriages and children

From her first marriage to Henri de Bourbon she had one child:

  1. Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (15 October 1605 4 June 1627) who married Gaston Jean Baptiste de France, duc d'Orléans; parents of la Grande Mademoiselle

From her second marriage to Charles, Duke of Guise she had ten children:

  1. François de Lorraine (April 3, 1612 December 7, 1639)
  2. Twin boys (4 March 1613  19 March 1613), who were very frail and sickly. They died on the same day.
  3. Henri de Lorraine, Duke of Guise (16141664), also Archbishop of Reims
  4. Marie de Lorraine, Duchess of Guise (16151688)
  5. A girl, called Mademoiselle de Joinville (4 March 1617  18 January 1618), who was born healthy but caught a cold in the winter of 1617 and died shortly thereafter.
  6. Charles Louis de Lorraine (July 15, 1618 March 15, 1637, Florence), styled Duke of Joyeuse
  7. Louis de Lorraine, Duke of Joyeuse (16221664), also Duke of Angoulême
  8. Françoise Renée de Lorraine (January 10, 1621 December 4, 1682, Montmartre), Abbess of Montmartre
  9. Roger de Lorraine (March 21, 1624 September 9, 1653)
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