Jules, Prince of Soubise

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Jules de Rohan
Prince of Soubise
Born(1697-01-16)16 January 1697
Paris, France
Died6 May 1724(1724-05-06) (aged 27)
Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, France
Noble familyRohan
(m. 1714)
FatherHercule Mériadec de Rohan
MotherAnne Geneviève de Lévis

Jules François Louis de Rohan (16 January 1697 – 6 May 1724) was a French nobleman and Prince of Soubise.[1] He died of smallpox aged twenty-seven.


Born in Paris to Hercule Mériadec de Rohan and his wife Anne Geneviève de Lévis, as a member of the House of Rohan, he was entitled to the style of Highness.[1] His mother was the only child of Madame de Ventadour.

At the age of seventeen, he married Anne Julie de Melun. The couple were wed in Paris on 16 September 1714. His wife was a daughter of Louis de Melun and Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine, herself a great granddaughter of Henry IV of France and were the parents of five children.

In May 1724, he and his wife caught smallpox. Jules was first to succumb to the illness and was followed by his wife on 18 May.



References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Orr, Clarissa Campbell (2004-08-12). Queenship in Europe 1660-1815: The Role of the Consort. Cambridge University Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-521-81422-5.