Jacqueline (Rohan) d'Orléans-Longueville

Jacqueline (Rohan) d'Orléans-Longueville (abt. 1520 - 1587)

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Jacqueline "Marquise de Rothelin" d'Orléans-Longueville formerly Rohan aka de Rohan-Gyé
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Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Lyon, Lyonnais, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Blandy, Brie, Île-de-France, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2017 | Last significant change: 29 Dec 2018
11:58: Isabelle Rassinot edited the Biography for Jacqueline (Rohan) d'Orléans-Longueville (abt.1520-1587). [Thank Isabelle for this]
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Jacqueline de Rohan-Gyé was a French noblewoman of the house of Rohan. Lady of Blandy by marriage, she was regent of Rothelin, Neuchâtel and Valangin for her son Léonor. Converted to Protestantism, she made her castle of Blandy in Brie a refuge for Protestants.


Jacqueline de Rohan-Gyé was born about 1520, the daughter of Charles de Rohan, Vicomte de Fronsac[1] and Jeanne de Saint-Severin (Giovanna Sanseverino) daughter of Bernardino, Prince of Bisignano, and Eleonora Todeschini Piccolomini[1].

Marriage and family

She married, at Lyons on 19 June 1536, François d'Orléans-Longueville, Marquis de Rothelin[1]son of Louis Duc de Longueville and his wife, Johanna Hochberg.

They had three children:

  1. Léonor, born in 1540, duke of Longueville,
  2. Jacques, born 13 November 1547, christened at Blandy on 5 December, his godparents were Jacques de Savoie duc de Nemours and Jeanne de Savoie (children of Philippe de Savoie and Charlotte d'Orléans)[2], died young
  3. Françoise, christened on 5 April 1548 at Blandy according to Alphonse-Honoré Taillandier[2], 5 April 1549 according to other sources[3][4].

Widowhood and conversion

François d'Orléans died on 25 October 1548[1][5].

Jacqueline converted to Protestantism around 1557 and certainly before 1559[6]. She had received the castle of Blandy-les-Tours as her dowry and there she welcomed Huguenot refugees, particularly after the religious war of 1562[7]. For this she suffered a term of imprisonment in the Louvre in 1567.

Four burials

Jacqueline died in July 1587[1]. Though she died a Protestant, she was buried in the choir of the church of Blandy. Following the events of the French Revolution, her body was exhumed in 1794 and re-interred in the communal cemetery. It was re-interred again in 1854, when the Blandy cemetery was moved out of the village. The grave was vandalized in 1990 and then restored; on the occasion the grave had to be moved again, and it was only then, on her third reburial, that Jacqueline at last received a Protestant funeral[8][9].

Research note

Jacqueline's profile originally stated she was born at Guéméné-sur-Scorff in Brittany. Though this makes sense as the castle of Guéméné was home to the Rohan-Guéméné family since 1377, I have found no sources mentioning Jacqueline's place of birth or exact date of birth. Rassinot-1 15:16, 14 April 2017 (EDT).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Detlev Schwennicke. Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folge Band X Pairs de France und ihre Familie, Tafel 23
  2. 2.0 2.1 Histoire du château et du bourg de Blandy en Brie, Taillandier, Alphonse-Honoré (1797-1867). J.-B. Dumoulin (Paris), 1854, pp 80-81, accessed via Gallica
  3. Françoise was posthumous according to Anselme de Sainte-Marie, Histoire de la Maison Royale de France, et des grands officiers de la Couronne, Volume 1, Loyson, 1674
  4. See also Wikipedia
  5. Histoire du château et du bourg de Blandy en Brie, Taillandier, Alphonse-Honoré (1797-1867). J.-B. Dumoulin (Paris), 1854, p 75, accessed via Gallica.bnf.fr, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  6. Histoire du château et du bourg de Blandy en Brie, Taillandier, Alphonse-Honoré (1797-1867). J.-B. Dumoulin (Paris), 1854, p 82, accessed via Gallica.bnf.fr, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  7. Origines et histoire du protestantisme à Blandy
  8. Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs: église et cimetière de Blandy-les-Tours
  9. Un mariage, quatre enterrements: Origines et histoire du protestantisme à Blandy

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Portrait de Jacqueline de Rohan, Duchesse de Longueville (c. 1520-1587)
Portrait de Jacqueline de Rohan, Duchesse de Longueville (c. 1520-1587)


On 11 Mar 2017 at 20:38 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

De Longueville-5 and DeRohan-3 appear to represent the same person because: The bio for De Longueville-5 makes it clear that she is the daughter of Charles de Rohan-Gié and Jeanne de Saint-Séverin (DeRohan-3's parents) and as they have the same name and dates, they must be the same person. Neither has a correct LNAB but DeRohan is less far off.

On 8 Mar 2017 at 09:31 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

I have fixed her birth location assuming she was born in Guéméné-sur-Scorff. However, I can't find a source stating what her birth place actually was. Perhaps it had better be marked uncertain. Thanks!

On 22 Jan 2017 at 08:39 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

LNAB Rohan. See Wikipedia [1]

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