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Louis de Noailles
Duke of Noailles
Noailles by a member of the École Française.
Noailles by a member of the École Française.
Spouse(s) Cathérine de Cossé-Brissac
Full name
Louis de Noailles
Noble family of Noailles
Father Adrien Maurice de Noailles
Mother Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné
Born (21-04-1713)1713 April 21
Versailles, France
Died Error: Need valid death date (first date): year, month, day
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Louis de Noailles, Duke of Noailles (21 April 1713 - 22 August 1793) He was a member of the influential House of Noailles and was a nephew of Marie Victoire de Noailles, daughter-in-law of Louis XIV of France. He refused to emigrate during the Revolution.

Background and early life

Given the title of Duke of Ayen at birth he was born in Versailles and was one of six children. His father Adrien Maurice de Noailles was a distinguished military man of the reign of Louis XIV. Louis' mother was Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, the niece and heiress of Madame de Maintenon (Louis XIV's second secret wife)

Marriage and children

On 25 February 1737 he married Cathérine Françoise Charlotte de Cossé-Brissac, with whom he had four children

  1. Jean de Noailles, Duke of Noailles (26 October 1739, Paris – 20 October 1824)
  2. Adrienne Catherine de Noailles (24 December 1741 – December 1813) married René de Froulay, Count of Tessé, last Marquis of Lavardin (1736–1814)
  3. Emmanuel Marie Louis de Noailles Marquis of Noailles 12 December 1743 - September 1822) French diplomat who remained unmarried.
  4. Philippine Louise de Noailles (1745-1791) married Louis Antoine Armand de Gramont, Duke of Lesparre.


  • 21 April 1713 - 24 June 1766 The Duke of Ayen.
  • 24 June 1766 - 22 August 1793 The Duke of Noailles.
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