Marie de Bourbon (1606–1627)

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Marie de Bourbon (1606–1627)

Duchess of Auvergne and Montpensier. Name variations: Duchess of Auverne. Born in 1606; died in childbirth around May 29, 1627; dau. of Henri, duke of Montpensier (ruler of Auvergne, 1602–08), and Henriette de Joyeuse; m. Gaston d'Orléans (1608–1660), duke of Orléans (brother of Louis XIII, king of France), Aug 1626; children: Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, duchesse de Montpensier (1627–1693).

Sole heiress of the Montpensier family, inherited father's rule (1608); died while giving birth to Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, duchess de Montpensier, who inherited her rule and her fabulous wealth.

See also Women in World History.

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