Longueville, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon-Condé, duchesse de

Longueville, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon-Condé, duchesse de

(än zhənəvyĕv` də bo͞orbôN`-kôNdā` düshĕs` də lôNgvēl`), 1619–79, daughter of Henry II de Condé and sister of the Great Condé, Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé. A noted beauty, she maintained a long liaison with the duc de La Rochefoucauld and joined him as a leader of the FrondeFronde
, 1648–53, series of outbreaks during the minority of King Louis XIV, caused by the efforts of the Parlement of Paris (the chief judiciary body) to limit the growing authority of the crown; by the personal ambitions of discontented nobles; and by the grievances of
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. A determined enemy of Cardinal Mazarin, she obtained the assistance of her brother Armand de Bourbon, prince de ContiConti
, cadet branch of the French royal house of Bourbon. Although the title of prince of Conti was created in the 16th cent., the founder of the continuous line was Armand de Bourbon, prince de Conti,
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, during the first Fronde, and that of the Vicomte de Turenne and her brother, the Great Condé, during the second Fronde. She made her peace with the court in 1653. Much of her remaining life was spent in convents, notably that of Port-Royal, which through her influence was saved from persecution in her lifetime.
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