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Royal Genealogy

Philippe Mancini-Mazarini
10th Duc de Nevers

Other Titles and Honours

Duc de Nevers et de Donziois, 1661-1707† (inv. 1676)[4]
Peer of France, 1661-1707[4]
Knight of the Orders of the King, 1661 (France)[4]

Positions Held

Governor of Aunis, 1661[4]
Governor of La Rochelle, 1661[4]
Governor and Lieutenant general of Nevers and of Donziois, 1661[4]
Captain lieutenant of the First Company of the Musketeers, 1657[4]
Bearer of the Holy Ampulla.[7]


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.[3] He assumed the additional surname of Mazarini at his uncle's request and was named one of his heirs.[4]

Place of birth: Rome[4]
Place of death: Paris[4]
Place of burial: L'Eglise du Collège Mazarin, his heart at l'Eglise Cathédrale de Nevers, France[2]



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