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Joseph, Count of Harcourt

Joseph, Count of Harcourt

French noble
The basics
Occupations Aristocrat
Countries France
Gender male
Birth April 30, 1679
Death April 29, 1739 (Paris, Île-de-France, France)
Father: Alphonse Henri of LorraineCount of Harcourt
Children: Louise Henriette Françoise of LorraineÉlisabeth Sophie of LorraineLouis Marie Léopold of Lorraineprince of Harcourt
The details

Joseph de Lorraine (Anne Marie Joseph; 30 April 1679 – 29 April 1739) was a member of the House of Lorraine and Count of Harcourt. He was styled prince de Guise before becoming Count of Harcourt.


Born to Alphonse Henri, Count of Harcourt and his wife Marie Françoise de Brancas, he was second of three children.

He married on 2 July 1705 and the couple had four children, three of which survived infancy and two had further issue. He died in 1739 aged 59. His female line descendants are the Dukes of Noailles through his eldest grand child Marie Charlotte de La Tour d'Auvergne, princesse de Beauvau, wife of Charles Juste de Beauvau.


  • Louise Henriette Françoise de Lorraine (1707 – 31 March 1737) married Emmanuel Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne and had issue;
  • Marie Élisabeth Sofie de Lorraine (1710 – 2 August 1740) married Louis François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis and had issue;
  • Louis de Lorraine (17 December 1720 – 20 June 1747) never married; styled Prince of Harcourt but de facto Count of Harcourt
  • X de Lorraine (male) (January – May 1721) died unbaptised.


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