Florestan I (Grimaldi) de Monaco

Tancrède Florestan Roger Louis (Grimaldi) de Monaco (1785 - 1856)

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Tancrède Florestan Roger Louis (Florestan I) "Prince de Monaco" de Monaco formerly Grimaldi aka Grimaldi-Matignon
Born in Paris, Île-de-France, Francemap
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Husband of — married 27 Nov 1816 [location unknown]
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Died in Paris, Seine, Francemap
Profile last modified 2 May 2019 | Created 9 Mar 2012
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European Aristocracy
Florestan I Grimaldi was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.


Tancrède Florestan Roger Louis de Grimaldi, was the second son of Honoré IV de Grimaldi, Reigning Prince of Monaco, and his wife, Louise d'Aumont, Duchesse de Mazarin et de la Meilleraye, and he was born at Paris 10 October 1785.

He succeeded his elder brother Honoré V as Sovereign Prince of Monaco on 2 October 1841, taking the name Florestan I. He paid homage to Carlo Alberto di Savoia, King of Sardinia in 1841 and received the investiture of the areas of Menton and Roquebrune, though they proclaimed themselves as free and independent on 20 March 1848. Florestan had issued a Constitution based on that of Sardinia in 1848.

He had married 27 November 1816 at Commercy, Champagne, France, Marie Louise Caroline Gabrielle Gibert, the daughter of Charles Thomas Gibert, and Marie Le Gros de Vaubercey, who had been born at Paris on 18 July 1793.

They had two children;

  1. Charles III Honoré, born 8 December 1818 at Paris, succeeded his father as Prince of Monaco;
  2. Florestine Gabrielle Antoinette, born 2 October 1833 at Fontenay, Seine, and married at Monaco, 15 February 1863, as his second wife, Wilhelm, Count of Württemberg, and 1st Duke of Urach, and had issue

Florestan I died at Paris on 20 June 1856[1]; his wife died at Monaco on 25 November 1879.


  1. Acte de décès du prince Charles III Acte #28, NMD 1889 Marchais, Archives de l'Aisne en ligne cote 5Mi0538 1883-1892 (vue 128 Link), consulté le 13 septembre 2017
  • Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, (1977), Burke's royal families of the world, vol 1, London : Burke's Peerage, p. 407-408.


Thanks to Janice Hardin, who started this profile 8 March 2012.

Atkinson-107 01:25, 31 August 2014 (EDT)

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