Catherine Henriette de Bourbon

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Catherine Henriette de Bourbon
Légitimée de France
Duchess of Elbeuf
Catherine in 1659 as a widow, by P Vary
Born(1596-11-11)11 November 1596
Rouen, France
Died20 June 1663(1663-06-20) (aged 67)
Hôtel d'Elboeuf, Paris, France
SpouseCharles II, Duke of Elbeuf
Charles III, Duke of Elbeuf
François Louis, Count of Harcourt
François Marie, Prince of Lillebonne
Catherine Henriette de Bourbon, Légitimée de France
FatherHenry IV of France
MotherGabrielle d'Estrées

Catherine Henriette de Bourbon (11 November 1596 – 20 June 1663) was an illegitimate daughter of King Henry IV of France and his long-term maîtresse en titre Gabrielle d'Estrées. She was declared legitimate on 17 November 1596 at the Abbey of St. Ouen in Rouen and married into the Princely House of Guise.


References and notes[edit]


  • Gerber, Matthew (2012). Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France. Oxford University Press.
  • Pitts, Vincent J. (2009). Henri IV of France: His Reign and Age. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Spangler, Jonathan (2009). The Society of Princes; the Lorraine-Guise and the conservation of power and wealth in the Seventeenth Century. Ashgate.