Antoine de Castellane

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Boniface Antoine de Castellane
Marquis de Castellane
Born(1844-05-12)12 May 1844
Paris, France
Died10 December 1917(1917-12-10) (aged 73)
Paris, France
Noble familyCastellane
Madeleine Le Clerc de Juigné
(m. 1866; his death 1917)
FatherHenri de Castellane
MotherPauline de Talleyrand-Périgord

Marquis Boniface Antoine de Castellane (12 May 1844 – 10 December 1917) was a French aristocrat, most notable as deputy for Cantal and as father of Boni de Castellane.

Early life[edit]

Antoine was born on 12 May 1844 in Paris. He was the son of marquis Henri Charles Louis Boniface de Castellane (1814–1847), deputy for Cantal, and his wife Pauline de Talleyrand-Périgord (1820–1890), and was a member of the House of Castellane. His older sister, Marie de Castellane, was married to Prince Antoine Radziwiłł, a grandson of Prince Antoni Radziwiłł and Princess Louise of Prussia.[1]

His paternal grandfather was Boniface de Castellane, marshal de Castellane.[2] Her maternal grandparents were Edmond de Talleyrand-Périgord, the 2nd Duke of Dino and Princess Dorothea of Courland, the Duchess of Dino.[3]


Antoine studied at the minor seminary of La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, taught by Mgr Félix Dupanloup, bishop of Orléans.[4]

He served in the Franco-Prussian War under marshal Bazaine and was imprisoned with him in Metz whilst prince Frederick-Charles of Prussia (one of his cousins by marriage) celebrated the establishment of the German Empire at the Château de Rochecotte, which belonged to Boniface's mother.

Personal life[edit]

On 3 April 1866, he married Madeleine Le Clerc de Juigné (1847–1934) in Paris. He spent his life in Paris or in his château de Juigné-sur-Sarthe. Together, they had four children:[5]

Castellane died in Paris on 10 December 1917.[10]


  1. ^ Radziwill (Fürstin), Marie Dorothea Elisabeth de Castellane; Robilant, Mario Antonio Nicolis di (1934). Lettres de la princesse Radziwill au général de Robilant, 1889-1914: 1908-1914 (in French). N. Zanichelli. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ Beau, André (1998). Talleyrand: l'apogée du sphinx : la Monarchie de Juillet (in French). Royer. pp. 171, 184, 221. ISBN 9782908670486. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ de), Louise-Eléonore-Charlotte-Adélaide d'Osmond Boigne (comtesse (1907). Récits d'une tante: Mémoires de la comtesse de Boigne née d'Osmond (in French). Plon-Nourrit et cie. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ Émile Huet, Histoire du Petit Séminaire de La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin, Orléans, Paul Pigelet & Fils, 1913, 450 p., réédité en 2010 par Kessinger Publishing
  5. ^ Ringrose, Hyacinthe (1910). The International Who's who: Who's who in the World, Incorporated with the International Blue Book (in French). International Who's Who Publishing Company. p. 537. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Died". Time magazine. 8 December 1961. Retrieved 21 July 2007. Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, 83, daughter of Rail Tycoon Jay Gould and one of the first of the American heiresses whose marriages infused new blood—and new money—into Europe's sagging aristocracy; of a heart attack; in Paris. Wed to Count Boniface de Castellane in 1895, Anna Gould divorced him after an 11-year phantasmagoria of pink marble palaces and $150,000 parties during which the Parisian gay blade skated through more than half of her $13.5 million inheritance. Two years later, she wed the fifth Duke of Talleyrand, a descendant of the wily French diplomatist whose machinations shaped post-Napoleonic Europe, lived with him for 29 years until his death in 1937.
  7. ^ "Duchesse de Talleyrand Is Dead. Youngest daughter of Jay Gould". The New York Times. 30 November 1961. Retrieved 6 August 2008. The Duchesse de Talleyrand-Périgord, daughter of the late Jay Gould, American railroad financier, died today in Paris where she passed most of her life.
  8. ^ de Massue de Ruvigny Ruvigny and Raineval (9th marquis of), Melville Amadeus Henry Douglas Heddle de La Caillemotte (1914). The Titled Nobility of Europe: An International Peerage, Or "Who's Who", of the Sovereigns, Princes and Nobles of Europe. Harrison & Sons. p. 462. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Stanislas Castellane (1875-1959) - Auteur - Ressources de la Bibliothèque nationale de France". (in French). Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  10. ^ Proust, Marcel (2015). In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time. Yale University Press. p. 237. ISBN 9780300189612. Retrieved 11 February 2019.


  • (in French) "Antoine de Castellane", in Adolphe Robert and Gaston Cougny, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français (1789-1891), Bourloton, Paris, 1889 Edition details Wikisource