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Anne Louise Boyer, Duchess of Noailles was born in 1632 and died in 1697. She was the first Duchess of Noailles, her husband being created Duke of Noailles by Louis XIV in 1663.



Anne Louise Boyer was the only child of Antoine Boyer, Lord of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essonne and his wife Françoise de Wignacourt. Louise married Anne de Noailles, Count of Ayen (comte d'Ayen) in Paris on 13 December, 1645. The marriage produced six children;

  • Anne Jules de Noailles, duc de Noailles (1650-1708) married Marie-Françoise de Bournonville and had issue;
  • Louis Antoine de Noailles, cardinal de Noailles (1651-1729) never married;
  • Jacques de Noailles (1653-1712) military man;
  • Jean François de Noailles (1658-1696), maréchal de camp
  • Louise Anne de Noailles (1662-1693), married in 1680 to Henri de Beaumanoir, Marquis of Lavardin; had issue;
  • Jean Gaston de Noailles (1669-1720), Biship-Count of Châlons-sur-Marne; no issue;

Outliving two of her children as well as her husband, she died in Paris in May 1697 aged 65. She was a Lady-in-waiting to Louis XIV's consort Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche. She was a contemporary of Madame de Montespan, Louis' mistress and mother of many of his illegitimate children.

After her death, one of her grand daughters Marie Victoire de Noailles married Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, the youngest of Louis XIV and Montespan; through Marie Victoire, Louise and her husband are ancestors of Philippe Egalité, Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, and Prince Henri, Count of Paris, the present Orléanist pretender to the French throne. She is also an ancestor of Juan Carlos I of Spain, Albert II, King of the Belgians, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, the pretender to the Italian throne.

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 1632 - 13 December, 1645 Louise Boyer
  • 13 December, 1645 - 1663 the Countess of Ayen (Madame la comtesse d'Ayen)
  • 1663 - 15 February, 1678 the Duchess of Noailles (Madame la duchesse de Noailles)
  • 15 February, 1678 - 22 May, 1697 the Dowager Duchess of Noailles (Madame la duchesse de Noailles Douairière)

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