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Duc de Guise was a title in the French nobility. It was first created in 1528 for Charles de Lorraine, a son of Duke René II of Lorraine who had married into the French royal house. This creation became extinct in 1688, and the lands passed to the Anna, Palsgravine of Simmern, a great-granddaughter of Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne. The dukedom was recreated for her and her husband Henri Jules de Bourbon-Condé in 1704. On the extinction of the Condé family in 1830, the heirs were the House of Orléans , and the title of Duc de Guise was used as a courtesy title for members of this family in the nineteenth century, firstly for three sons of Henri d'Orléans, Duc d'Aumale, and then for Jean, son of Robert d'Orléans, Duc de Chartres . Jean, Duc de Guise became Orléanist claimant to the throne of France as Jean III in 1926.
Dukes of Guise (1528)
Dukes of Guise (1704)
Dukes of Guise of the House of Orléans
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