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Claude of Lorraine (1612–1648)

Claude
Duchess of Lorraine

Issue
Charles V, Duke of Lorraine
Anne Marie Thérèse, Abbess of Remiremont
Full name
Claude Françoise de Lorraine
House House of Lorraine
Father Henry II, Duke of Lorraine
Mother Margerita Gonzaga
Born (1612-10-06)6 October 1612
Ducal Palace of Nancy, Lorraine
Died 2 August 1648(1648-08-02) (aged 35)
Vienna, Austria

Claude de Lorraine (6 October 1612 – 2 August 1648) was a daughter of Henry II, Duke of Lorraine and Margerita Gonzaga, her sister was Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine. She is also known as Claude Françoise de Lorraine, she married her first cousin and was the Duchess of Lorraine by marriage. Her maternal grandparents were, Vincenzo I Gonzaga and Eleonora de' Medici. Her paternal grandparents were Charles III, Duke of Lorraine and Claude of Valois.

Marriage

She married her first cousin Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine, at Lunéville on 18 February 1634 and had the following children:

Claude Françoise died in Vienna aged 35 having given birth to twins Marie Anne and Anne Marie. She was buried at the Church of Saint-François-des-Cordeliers, Nancy, Lorraine.

Ancestry

See also

Preceded by
Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine
Duchess of Lorraine
1634–1648
Succeeded by
Béatrix de Cusance
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