He was known by the courtesy title of comte de Louvigny before his marriage, on 16 April 1780, to Aglaé de Polignac (who died 1803 in Edinburgh), daughter of Yolande de Polastron, Duchess de Polignac, when he was accorded the style duc de Guiche.
The Duke served as a captain in the Royal Garde du Corps before fleeing to Britain at the outset of the French Revolution. He remained loyal to the House of Bourbon, becoming a military commander under Louis Antoine, Duke of Angouleme and later serving briefly as French ambassador to the Court of St James's under the Bourbon Restoration.
Titles and honours[edit | edit source]
Titles and styles[edit | edit source]
- Comte Antoine de Louvign (by courtesy, 1755)
- Antoine, duc de Guiche (as heir presumptive, 1780)
- Duc de Gramont and Prince de Bidache (1801)
- Duke and Peer of France (1814); (1817)
Honours[edit | edit source]
- Chevalier de Malte (1776)
- Chevalier de Saint-Louis (1820)
- Chevalier du Saint-Esprit (1820)
- Grand Officier de la Légion d'honneur (1823)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ormancey, Abbé d' (1848). "Illustrations de la noblesse européenne". https://books.google.com/books?id=dB4VAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA372.
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