DUKES OF LORRAINE: Table Historique, Généalogique et Chronologique des Ducs de Lorraine. Depuis Gérard d'Alsace, Ier Duc Héréditaire, jusqu'a Stanislas le Bienfaisant. Dédiée et Présentée a M. de Chaumont.
Author: LIONNOIS, Abbé [BOUVIER, Jean Jacques dit ] (1730-1806)
Place and Year: Nancy: Dorvasy 1765
Technique: Copper engraving and etching (slightly stained in white margins, otherwise in a good condition), 60,5 x 44 cm
This highly decorative large genealogy of the Dukes of Lorraine, form Gérard IV, Duke of Alsace (c. 1030 – 1070), the founder of the dinasty to Stanisław I Leszczyński (1677 – 23 February 1766), King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Lorraine and a count of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1736, Stanisław I Leszczyński abdicated the throne, but received in compensation the Duchy of Lorraine and of Bar, which was to revert to France on his death.
Issued in a genealogical book Tables chronologiques et historiques by Abbot Lionnois (Jean Jacques Bouvier). Lionnois was an author and historian in the second half of the 18th century, who was writing about genealogy, mithology as well as about Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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