Charles, Count of Charolais
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Charles, Count of Charolais
Charles de Bourbon
Count of Charolais
Born(1700-06-19)19 June 1700
Château de Chantilly, France
Died23 July 1760(1760-07-23) (aged 60)
Paris, France
Église Collégiale Saint-Martin, Montmorency, France
Full name
Charles de Bourbon
HouseBourbon - Condé
FatherLouis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
MotherLouise-Françoise de Bourbon
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureCharles de Bourbon's signature

Charles de Bourbon, Count of Charolais (19 June 1700 – 23 July 1760), was a French noble. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a Prince of the Blood.


Coat-of-arms of Charles, Count of Charolais.

The second son of Louis III, Prince of Condé, and Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, Charles de Bourbon-Condé was made governor of Touraine in 1720. He fought in Hungary in the war against the Ottoman Turks and won distinction at the battle of Belgrade. In 1728 he became one of the candidates for the hand of the wealthy heiress Maria Zofia Sieniawska, supported by Louis XV in an attempt to gain a strong position in Poland before the royal election.[1] He was gouverneur of his nephew Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé.

He had two illegitimate children with Marguerite Caron de Rancurel:

  1. Marie Marguerite de Bourbon (1752-1830), who married Denis Nicolas, comte de Puget;
  2. Charlotte Marguerite Élisabeth de Bourbon (1754-1839), who married François Xavier Joseph, comte de Lowendal [fr] (son of Marshal de Lowendal).

On his death the county of Charolais reverted to the king. Some years later it was granted to a brother of the future Louis Philippe I.

He was buried at the Église Collégiale Saint-Martin, Montmorency.



  1. ^ "Czartoryska z Sieniawskich Maria Zofia". Polski S?ownik Biograficzny (in Polish). Retrieved .
  2. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 44.

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