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;
Florestan I died at Paris on 20 June 1856; his wife died at Monaco on 25 November 1879.
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Atkinson-107 01:25, 31 August 2014 (EDT)
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