Pierre, Duke of Valentinois

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Pierre, Duke of Valentinois Gender: M
P. Marie Xavier Raphaël Antoine Melchior de Polign
born on 24 October 1895 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Hennebont, France, 47n48, 3w17
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°44 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°27'

Duke of Valentinois Pierre (1920)


Monegasque prince, who married into the House of Grimaldi, and was father of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. He was a promoter of art, music, and literature in Monaco and served as the head of the country's delegation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to the International Olympic Committee.

He was the fourth son and youngest child of Count Maxence Melchior Edouard Marie Louis de Polignac (1857–1936) and his Mexican-born wife, Susana Mariana Estefanía Francisca de Paula del Corazón de Jesús de la Torre y Mier (1858–1913), whom he wed in Paris in 1881.

He married civilly on 19 March and religiously on 20 March 1920, in Monaco, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, the illegitimate but adopted daughter of Louis II of Monaco by Marie Juliette Louvet.

He and his wife had two children, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy (1920–2011) and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1923–2005).

His unhappy arranged marriage was complicated by his homosexuality and Princess Charlotte's affairs. In the mid-1920s, the couple unofficially separated, with Pierre living in his Paris apartment and on an estate near the city, when not in Monaco. Prince Pierre and Princess Charlotte were judicially separated on 20 March 1930 at Paris, and in a case titled "Princesse héréditaire Grimaldi de Monaco c. Prince Pierre Grimaldi de Polignac" were divorced by ordinance of Prince Louis II on 18 February 1933.

Prince Pierre died of cancer on 10 November 1964 at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France. He was 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Morbihan archives (no. 219), death data in margin.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth son and youngest child)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Rainier III, Prince of Monaco)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Patron of the arts)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Polignac, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Grimaldi, by marriage)