Agénor de Gramont (1851-1925)
See also: Agénor de Gramont
BiographyWire of Agénor de Gramont (1819-1880), 10th duke of Gramont and the duchess, born Emma Mac Kinnon, Agénor de Gramont excelled in mathematics and left first of the military special École Saint-Cyr military school. It chooses the cavalry and became second lieutenant with the 4th hussards.
His/her uncle, the general Auguste de Gramont (1820-1877), duke of Lesparre, refused to introduce it with the Jockey Club as wire of the Foreign Minister to whom one charged the war of 1870. However, in spite of the hostility of the Saint-Germain Suburb, his imposing presence conquered Isabelle to him de Beauvau-Craon, girl of the prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon (1816-1883), which renonça for him to marry the richissime count de Gramont d' Aster. They married on April 21st 1874 but lived separate, the duke being in garrison with Melun while the duchess resided in her parents at Nancy. April 23rd 1875, Isabelle de Gramont gave birth to a girl, Antonia Corisande Élizabeth, future duchess of Clermont-Thunder, and died a few days later of Fièvre puerpérale.
December 10th 1878, the duke of Guiche remaria with Marguerite de Rothschild (1855 - 1905), of the branch of Frankfurt (V. Famille Rothschild), to which his/her father had cut the vivres to have married a catholic, the count de Liedekerque, died shortly after in an accident of hunting. They had three children:
- Corisande (1880 - 1977, marchioness Hélie de Noailles);
- Louis-Rene, count de Gramont (1883 - 1963).
Duke of Gramont in 1880 with died of his father, Agénor de Gramont has the distractions of a man of his medium: dancers of the Opera and hunting.
Become strongly rich when his wife inherits with dead her father, it buys initially, in 1880, the Château of Crénille to Thatch-in-Brie, before making build with Mortefontaine (Oise) in 1894 the Château of Vallière on a vast piece (called Grand Park) detached of the field which had belonged to Joseph Bonaparte.
This third marriage was hardly happy because of an excessive difference in age. The young duchess was not long in misleading her husband and a rotten trick ran Paris according to which the duke of Gramont had married “ his first wife for his ecu, the second for his ecus and the third for his bottom ”.
- Melun (Seine-et-Marne).
- Apartment 1 Street François Ier (Paris, VIIIe district).
- Then in 1887: Private mansion 17 Street of Constantine, with the angle of the Street Saint-Dominique (pertaining to the princess of Sagan and depend on the hotel of Monaco).
- Then: Private mansion Street of Chaillot (today Street Quentin-Bauchart) to the angle of the Which occurred of the Fields-Élysées (destroyed today).
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