10th Duc de Nevers
Other Titles and Honours
Duc de Nevers et de Donziois, 1661-1707† (inv. 1676)
Peer of France, 1661-1707†
Knight of the Orders of the King, 1661 (France)
Governor of Aunis, 1661
Governor of La Rochelle, 1661
Governor and Lieutenant general of Nevers and of Donziois, 1661
Captain lieutenant of the First Company of the Musketeers, 1657
Bearer of the Holy Ampulla.
He went to France in 1653 with his sisters Hortense and Marie. He was
made duke of Nevers after the duke of Mantua sold it to Cardinal Mazarin
in 1659, who then bestowed it on his nephew. He was accused of taking
part in an event of debauchery during Holy Week in 1659, which angered
his uncle and he had him confined in his fortress at Brisach. He accompanied
his sister Hortense to Paris after she had fled her husband in 1668, and
again in 1670 when she tried to obtain a legal separation.
He assumed the additional surname of Mazarini at his uncle's request and
was named one of his heirs.
Place of birth: Rome
Place of death: Paris
Place of burial: L'Eglise du Collège Mazarin, his heart at l'Eglise
Cathédrale de Nevers, France