Anne Julie de Melun

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Anne Julie
Princess of Soubise
Full name
Anne Julie Adélaïde de Melun
Died18 May 1724
Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, France
Noble familyMelun (by birth)
Rohan (by marriage)
(m. 1714; died 1724)
FatherLouis de Melun
MotherÉlisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine

Anne Julie de Melun (Anne Julie Adélaïde; 1698 – 18 May 1724) was a French court office holder. She served as deputy Governess of the Children of France.


Born in 1698, she was baptised with the names Anne Julie Adélaïde and was known as Anne Julie. Born as the second of two children to Louis de Melun, Prince d'Epinoy, and his wife Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine, princesse de Lillebonne, and thus member of House of Melun. Her brother Louis de Melun disappeared in 1724, two months after her death.

She was the Lady of Boubers in her own right.[1] The peerage was confiscated in 1789.[1]

At the age of roughly fifteen, she married Jules, Prince of Soubise. The couple were wed in Paris on 16 September 1714. Her husband was a member of the Princely House of Rohan and with the marriage, Anne Julie took on the style of Her Highness.

She and her husband were second cousins. Anne Julie was an under governess to the children of France working with Madame de Ventadour, her husband's maternal grandmother.

The couple had five children in all, among them Charles de Rohan, Duke of Rohan-Rohan the famous general of Louis XV as well as Madame de Marsan. She and her husband died in Paris of smallpox. Her eldest son Charles succeeded as Prince of Soubise. Her brother's disappearance, led to the Principality of Epinoy (previously enjoyed by Anne Julie's father) was given to her son, Charles.[2]

She died of smallpox in her twenties.



References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saint-Allais, Nicolas Viton de (1816). Nobiliaire universel de France: ou Recueil général des généalogies. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
  2. ^ Aubert de La Chesnaye Des Bois, François-Alexandre. Dictionnaire de la noblesse, contenant les généalogies, l'histoire et la chronologie des familles nobles de France. Retrieved 2010-03-21.