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Henry II, Prince of Condé

Prince of Condé
Tenure 5 March 1588 – 26 December 1646
Spouse Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency
Anne Geneviève, Duchess of Longueville
Louis, Prince of Condé
Armand, Prince of Conti
Full name
Henri de Bourbon
House House of Bourbon
Father Henri, Prince of Condé
Mother Charlotte Catherine de La Trémoille
Born 1 September 1588
Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Died 26 December 1646(1646-12-26) (aged 58)
Hôtel de Condé, France
Religion Roman Catholicism

Henri de Bourbon (1 September 1588 – 26 December 1646) became Prince of Condé shortly after his birth, following the death of his father Henri I. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a Prince du Sang.

He married Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency in 1609 and had three children, all of them protagonists of the Fronde.

There is an interesting story behind this marriage which is worth mentioning here. Henry IV fancied Charlotte and marriage with Condé was arranged to provide cover for an affair. But unfortunately for Henry IV, Condé didn't want to be part of this farce and escaped with his wife first to Brussels and later to Milan. Since both places were under House of Habsburg rule, the Condé affair became part of an international conflict during the War of the Jülich Succession (one of the precursors to the Thirty Years' War).



Henry's ancestors in three generations
Henry II de Bourbon, prince de Condé Father:
Henri I de Bourbon, prince de Condé
Father's father:
Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé
Father's father's father:
Charles of Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme
Father's father's mother:
Françoise of Alençon
Father's mother:
Eléanor de Roucy de Roye
Father's mother's father:
Charles de Roye
Father's mother's mother:
Madeleine de Maillé
Charlotte Catherine de La Trémoille
Mother's father:
Louis III de La Trémoille
Mother's father's father:
François II de La Trémoille
Mother's father's mother:
Anne de Laval
Mother's mother:
Jeanne de Montmorency
Mother's mother's father:
Anne de Montmorency
Mother's mother's mother:
Madeleine of Savoy

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 1 September 1588 - 26 December 1646 His Serene Highness The Duke of Enghien
  • 26 December 1646 - 26 December 1646 His Serene Highness The Prince of Condé
Henri, Prince of Condé (1588–1646)
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 11 September 1588 Died: 26 December 1646
French royalty
Preceded by
Charles, Cardinal de Bourbon
Heir to the Throne
as Heir presumptive
9 May 1590 — 27 September 1601
Succeeded by
Louis, Dauphin of France
French nobility
Preceded by
Henri I de Bourbon
Prince of Condé
5 March 1588 – 26 December 1646
Succeeded by
Louis II de Bourbon
Military offices
Preceded by
Charles de Bourbon,
comte de Soissons
Lieutenant General of New France
1612 – 8 October 1619
Succeeded by
Henri II de Montmorency,
admiral of France
Kingdom of France portal
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