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Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau

Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau

French salon-holder
Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau
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Intro French salon-holder
Was Noble Salon-holder
From France
Type Business Fashion Royals
Gender female
Birth 12 February 1737, France
Death 22 July 1794, Picpus, 12th arrondissement of Paris, France (aged 57 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Family
Mother: Anne Louise Françoise du Pré
Father: Jean Baptiste Paulin d'Aguesseau de Fresne
Siblings: Henri-Cardin-Jean-Baptiste d'Aguesseau
Spouse: Jean de Noailles
Children: Adrienne de La FayetteAnne Paule Dominique de Noailles
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Biography

Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau, Duchess of Noailles, Princess of Tingry (12 February 1737 – 22 July 1794), was a French salon hostess and duchess, the heiress of her grandfather, Henri François d'Aguesseau, and wife of Jean Louis François de Noailles, Count and Duke of Ayen.

Life

Château de la Grange-Bléneau, her mother's ancestral home

She was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Paulin d'Aguesseau de Fresne, Count of Compans and of Maligny, who married, on 29 February 1736, her mother, Anne Louise Françoise du Pré, Dame of la Grange-Bleneau. Her father was successively adviser to the Parliament, Commissioner of the Second Chamber of the Palais Queries, Master of Requests, State Councilor regular (in 1734), Dean's Council, and Provost Master of Ceremonies of the Order of the Holy Spirit. Her mother died the day after she was born, on 13 February 1737.

She was the paternal granddaughter of Henri François d'Aguesseau (1668–1751), Chancellor of France three times between 1717 and 1750.

After her father remarried, she was educated by Mme. d'Héricourt at the Convent of the Visitation at Saint-Denis. At the age of fourteen, she was educated by her stepmother, Mme. d'Aguesseau de Fresnes:

She preferred reading and gardening--into which latter skill she had been initiated, in the park at Fresnes, by her grandfather the chancellor. His death in 1750 came as a dreadful shock to her. She had adored the courteous and attentive old gentleman.

Hôtel de Noailles

Hôtel de Noailles in Paris

After the death of her grandfather, Henri François d'Aguesseau, she became an heiress. She was married to Jean-Paul-François de Noailles on 25 February 1755. The arranged marriage had been worked out by Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, who had worked with Chancellor d'Aguesseau.

She maintained a salon at the family residence in Paris, the Hôtel de Noailles.

She disapproved of the arranged marriage of her daughter Adrienne with Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, in view of their youth. After a year's delay while she managed their courtship, they were married at the Hôtel de Noailles.

Death

At the death of her father-in-law, Louis de Noailles, 4th Duke of Noailles, she returned to France. In May 1794, during the Reign of Terror, she was arrested at Hôtel de Noailles and imprisoned in Luxembourg Prison (see Prison du Luxembourg) in Paris.

Along with her mother-in-law, Catherine de Cossé-Brissac duchesse de Noailles, and daughter, Anne Jeanne Baptiste Louise vicomtesse d'Ayen, she was guillotined, on 22 July 1794. She was buried in a mass grave at Picpus Cemetery.

The Château de la Grange-Bléneau passed from her maternal grandfather, through her, to her daughter, Adrienne de La Fayette.

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