Henri de Bourbon was born on 1 September 1588, the posthumous child of Henri de Bourbon, Prince of Condé and his second wife, Charlotte Catherine de la Trémoille and was recognised as Prince of Condé by the King within weeks of his birth. When Henry III of France died in September 1589 the king was succeeded by a distant cousin as Henri IV. At that time the new King had no son, nor did he have a brother. The infant Prince of Condé was his heir and remained heir presumptive to the throne of France until the birth of a dauphin, Louis, in September 1601.
In 1609 Henri married Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, daughter of Henri de Montmorency. Unfortunately for Henri and Charlotte the King was attracted to Charlotte and Henri had to send her from France to escape the royal attentions. The King's rage forced Henri to follow her into exile. They had three children together though the first, Anne-Geneviève was not born for ten years.
Henri IV was assassinated on 14 May 1610 leaving as King Louis XIII then aged about nine with his brother, Gaston, aged two as his heir. Henri was once again second in the line of succession with only children standing between him and the crown. He returned to France to join with the other princes in making demands on the Regent, Maria de Medici. He was twice in open rebellion and was captured and imprisoned from September 1616 until October 1619. Thereafter he supported the crown.
Henri died in Paris on 26 December 1646.
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