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The title of Prince of Conti, assumed by a cadet branch of the house of Bourbon-Condé, was taken from Conti-sur-Selles, a small town of northern France, about 20 miles southwest of Amiens, which came into the Condé family by the marriage of Louis of Bourbon, first prince of Condé, with Eleanor de Roye in 1551. During the time that the House of Bourbon ruled France from the reign of King Henry IV of France to the reign of King Louis-Philippe of the French, the Princes de Conti were considered Princes du Sang.

Marquess and Princes of Conti

At his death, the title was not passed on, because of the lack of direct descendants. The title was bestowed in 1629 upon:

At his death, the title, and the house of Conti became extinct.




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