Conti family

Conti family

French branch of the House of Bourbon. The title of prince of Conti, created in the 16th century, was revived in favor of Armand de Bourbon, prince de Conti (1629–1666), who was a leader in the Fronde. He was the younger brother and rival of the prince de Condé (“the Great Conde”). Notable members of the Conti family include François-Louis de Bourbon, prince de Conti (1664–1709), who was a candidate for the Polish throne; and Louis-François de Bourbon, prince de Conti (1717–1776), who served in the War of the Austrian Succession. The House of Conti became extinct with the death of Louis-François-Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Conti (1734–1814), who had distinguished himself in the Seven Years' War.

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