Cellemare Plot

   A plot named for Antonio de Giudice, duke of Gio-venazzo, prince of Cellemare, who was the Spanish ambassador to France (1715). The plot, carried out on the orders of the Spanish minister, Cardinal Giulio Alberoni (1664-1752), involved louis-auguste de bourbon, duke of maine, and his wife, the duchess Anne-Louise-Bénédicte de Bourbon Condé (16761753). The participants in the plot sought to replace phillipe d'orléans as regent of France with Philip V of Spain. The conspiracy failed, and the duke of Maine was briefly imprisoned (1719). Upon his release (1720), he retired from political life.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Maine, Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duke of — (1670 1736)    natural son of Louis XIV    The legitimized son of King louis XIV and Mme de montespan, Louis Auguste de Bourbon, duke of Maine was born at Saint Germain en Laye. The regent, Philippe d Orléans, relieved him of most of the… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

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