I talked to my fiancé two days ago about my discovery that her kindred were Grand Masters of Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and were involved in the document ‘The Larmenius Charter or Carta Transmissionis’ which some claim is a forgery. The Sinclair clan makes such a claim and asks you to look to their folks for the un-broken chain of Templar Grand Masters. Louis-Hercule Timoleon, Duc de Cosse Brissac is listed as a Grand Master with four GM of the House of Bourbon before him. Pierre de Cossé Brissac, Duke of Brissac, is listed as a GM of the Order of Lazarus that was susposed to be of the House of Bourbon, only. What is going on? That the two lists of these chivalrous orders is almost identical suggests the
‘The Larmenius Charter’ may not be a forgery, or, is based upon the Lazarus list. Then there is the Rene de Anjou connection whose court was the Mecca for the Arts.
For sure the kindred of Virginia Hambley de Bourmont are real players in an intrigue that was brought to light by the authors of ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ who sued Dan Brown for plagarism, his Da Vinci Code borrowing from the claim that Rene de Anjou was a Grand Master of the Priory de Sion that was employing objects of art to lead riddle-lovers to a lineage of people kin to Jesus who have been guarded by Knight Templars since their founding. I do not subscribe to this belief, but have looked at the claims as a genealogist.
Virginia said it’s time to put my book on the Sion Templar Market, and acquire some money and credibility. I told my fiancés I have chosen to give my study away for free, because, I have not yet arrived – at the truth! That may not be true anymore. Either it was by dumb-luck, or I was divinely led, to bond with a woman who appears to be ‘Of the Blood’. Virginia is kin to Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita de Liechtenstein the great granddaughter of Empress Zita of the House of Bourbon-Palma. None of the Hambleys knew of these family ties. How about the de Bourmonts who own all those castles in France? Zita fled to America. The idea of a New Louisiana Kingdom in America is not a pipe dream. The Habsburgs ruled Mexico.
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1724-1737 Louis Augustus Bourbon 1724-1737 Louis Augustus Bourbon
1737-1741 Louis Henri Bourbon Conde 1737-1741 Louis Henri Bourbon Conde
1741-1776 Louis-Francois Boubon Conti 1741-1776 Louis-Francois Boubon Conti
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This Order was dissolved in 1792 during the French Revolution by the death of its Grand Master, the Duke Timoléon de Cossé Brissac, massacred at Versailles. An item of his furniture was bought by Brother Ledru, the son of Cossé Brissac’s physician, whereupon he discovered the Charter of Larmenius hidden inside it, and showed it to Fabré-Palaprat in 1804.[
Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem
In 1930 don Francisco de Borbón y de La Torre, Duke of Seville, Grand Bailiff of the Order in Spain was appointed as lieutenant-general of the Grand Magistracy and in 1935 he was elected as Grand Master re-establishing the office, vacant since 1814. There has since been a Spanish Borbon grand master at the helm of the Order.
Grand Masters of the order
1935-1952: François de Paule de Bourbon, consort of Seville Duke
1952-1967: Francis of Paola of Bourbon
1967-1969: Charles-Philippe d ‘ Orléans, Duke of Nemours . »
1969-1973: Pierre de Cossé Brissac, Duke of Brissac
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The Larmenius Charter or Carta Transmissionis (“Charter of Transmission”) is a manuscript purportedly created by Johannes Marcus Larmenius (Fr.: Jean-Marc Larmenius) in February 1324, giving in Latin a list of 22 successive Grand Masters of the Knights Templar after Jacques de Molay, ending in 1804, the name of Bernard-Raymond Fabré-Palaprat appearing last on the list (who revealed the existence of the Charter in 1804). The document is written in a supposed devised ancient Knights Templar Codex. Actually in Freemason custody, the document is kept at the Mark Masons Hall in London. Based on analysis of the deciphered code as well as of the circumstances of the finding of the charter, most researchers have concluded that it is a forgery.
An English translation of the Larmenius Charter was published in 1830.
In the document, Larmenius, then a very aged man in his 70’s, states that the Grand Mastership of the Knights Templar Order was verbally transmitted to him ten years earlier (March, 1314) by the imprisoned Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Larmenius was a Palestinian-born Christian who became a member of The Order of the Temple during the waning years of the Crusades. He was later the Templar Preceptor on the island domain of Cyprus after the Templar exodus from the mainland of the Holy Land to Cyprus after the fall of Acre in 1295. In this position, Larmenius was left in charge as Templar Seneschal (second highest rank in the Order) of the large remaining “exited” Templar forces in the Mediterranean in 1305 when de Molay was tricked into coming to Paris for meetings with Philip IV of France and the Pope Clement V.
In the document, Larmenius states he has become too aged to continue with the rigorous requirements of the Office of Grand Master, and “transfers” his Grand Mastership of the Templar Order to Franciscus Theobaldus, the Prior of the Templar Priory still remaining at Alexandria, Egypt. With this declarative Charter, Larmenius protects the Order for perpetuity by continuing the legitimate line of Grand Masters of the Templar Order, which continues the “Second Phase” of the Order through the “Dark Period” through to its semi-private unveiling at the Convent General of the Order at Versailles in 1705 by Philippe, Duke of Orléans, elected Grand Master of the Templar Order, and later also Regent of France.
The Charter has long been suspected to be a forgery – it was suggested it was the work of a Jesuit named Father Bonani, who assisted Philippe II, Duke of Orléans in 1705 to fabricate the document, to re-establish the ‘Societé d’Aloyau’ (“Society of the Sirloin”), who claimed to be a continuation of the Knights Templar, and also an attempt to gain recognition with the Order of Christ in Portugal. This Order was dissolved in 1792 during the French Revolution by the death of its Grand Master, the Duke Timoléon de Cossé Brissac, massacred at Versailles. An item of his furniture was bought by Brother Ledru, the son of Cossé Brissac’s physician, whereupon he discovered the Charter of Larmenius hidden inside it, and showed it to Fabré-Palaprat in 1804. Peter Partner believes the document was fabricated by Ledru.
While the charter actually is written in some code, a number of researchers have claimed that the codex, once deciphered, appears to be a more modern, scholarly Latin, and not ecclesiastical Latin used during the period of its supposed origin.
Jeanne de Laval ( 1433 , Auray – 1498 , Beaufort-en-Vallée ) is the daughter of Guy XIV de Laval and d ‘ Isabelle de Bretagne . Elle s’est mariée le 10 septembre 1454 à Angers avec René I er d’Anjou (1409-1480) . She was married on 10 September 1454 in Angers with René I of Anjou (1409-1480) .
Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita de Liechtenstein
•Born 25 November 1981 (Wednesday) – Wien, Autriche
•Age : 31 years old
•Vincenz Karl Alfred Maria Michael de Liechtenstein , born 30 July 1950 (Sunday) – Graz, Autriche , died 13 January 2008 (Sunday) – Graz, Autriche age at death: 57 years old
Married 5 March 1981 (Thursday) , Paris, to
•Hélène Herminie Marie Hyacinthe de Cossé-Brissac , born 26 September 1960 (Monday) – Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France , age : 53 years old
divorced 19 November 1991 (Tuesday)
•Married 31 January 2009 (Saturday) to Dominik Cornelius Valentin Gerold Eugene Coudenhove-Kalergi , born 7 October 1973 (Sunday) (happy birthday to you!) – London , age : 40 years old (Parents : M Hans Heinrich Coudenhove-Kalergi 1926-2004 & F Cornelia Carter Roberts 1936-1982 )
◾F Hedwig Maria Beatrice Hermine de Liechtenstein 1982 Married 10 May 2008 (Saturday) , Waldstein, Autriche, to Olivier , comte de Quélen 1980
House of Cossé-Brissac
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Arms of the family: de Cossé-Brissac
Sable three gold fasces, serrated bottom
XVe -century XXIe century
Country or province of origin
Maine and Anjou
Kingdom of France
Château de Brissac
Great Pablo of France
Grand Falconer of France
Function (s) member (s)
Marshal of France
Grand Master of the artillery
De Cossé-Brissac (home of Chris with the title of Duke of Brissac) is a surviving family of French nobility.
It has four marshals of France, generals, peer of France, six Knights of the Holy Spirit, two Governors of Paris, with large bodyguard of France, the great Falconer of France, three bishops, as well as a politician in the French Fifth Republic .
1.1 Main members
1.2 Family tree
1.3 . The Brissac princes of Robech (1860-1951)
1.4 Related articles
2 Notes and references
History[Edit | change the code]
This family is most illustrious than ancient because its evidence of nobility dates back to 1492. However, there is of Cossé well before, without knowing however if it is a single family, which first lived circa 1040 (Fiacre de Cossé was in 1180 close to King Philippe Auguste). But this family became especially known from XVIe century.
The Cossé-Brissac are native to Mayenne. They owned seigneuries as Cossé-en-Champagne, Mee (or Menil), or even the Château de Craon that they sold to allow one of their daughters to found a convent in the last century. Then thee century XVthey went down in Anjou, served the Queen Jeanne de Laval and acquired the seigneury of Brissac, with the Castle, to the Brézé family. They have been fixed in Anjou. By marriage they acquired several Lordships Brittany as assigned, Coëtmen (Barony) and Malestroit.
The family motto is Virtute Tempore (courage and time).
She received the title of Duke (and hand) of Brissac in 1611. Some of its members carried the title of Duke of Cossé (sometimes in title waiting for Duke of Brissac) as well as the Spanish title of prince of Robech received by a marriage in 1817 and at the Lévis-Mirepoix in 1925 following a marriage of 1906.
Key members[Edit | change the code]
Charles i. of Cossé (1507-1564), count of Brissac, Marshal of France in 1550 ;
Artus de Cossé-Brissac (1512-1582), Lord of Gonnord and count of Secondigny (died 1582), Marshal of France in 1567 ;
Timoléon de Cossé (1543-1569), French soldier;
Charles II of Chris (1562-1626), first Duke of Brissac, peer of France, Henry IV gave him the baton of Marshal of France;
Jean Paul Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac (1698-1780), seventh Duke of Brissac, Marshal of France in 1768 ;
Louis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac (1734-1792), eighth Duke of Brissac, Governor of Paris, colonel of the cent-Suisses ;
Charles de Cossé – Brissac (1904-1990), general director of the historical Service of the army.
Elvire de Brissac, writer.
Philippe de Cossé-Brissac (died 1548), Bishop of Coutances, grand almoner of France ;
Louis Joseph Timoléon de Cossé (1733-1759), Duke of Cossé;
Arthus Hugues Gabriel Timoléon (1790-1857), comte de Cossé-Brissac, Knight of the order of the Kingfirst pannetier from France;
Stone of Christopher Briscoe (1900-1993), polytechnician, artillery officer and industrialist, president of the Jockey Club.
François de Cossé-Brissac, president of the Jockey Club and grand master Emeritus of themilitary and hospital of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem ;
Charles-Henri de Cossé-Brissac (1936-2003), Senator and president of the conseil Général of Loire-Atlantique.
During the war of Algeria, theAbbé de Cossé-Brissac, priest of theChurch Saint-Michel in Dijon, became known for his denunciation of theuse of torture by the French army , which he termed “collective sin”.
Jeanne de Laval, (1433, Auray – 1498, Beaufort-en-Vallée) is the daughter of Guy XIV de Laval andIsabella of Brittany. She married on 10 September 1454 in Angers with René I of Anjou (1409-1480)er .
Marriage[Edit | change the code]
The marriage contract was drawn up on 3 September 1454, and 10 to theAbbey Saint-Nicolas d’Angersmarriage. The King and Queen made their entrance in Angers on 12. Jeanne de Laval, who was sweet and affectionate, seems to have been very loved by her husband (who was 24 years older than she and was widowed Duchess Isabelle Ire of Lorraine). After living three years in the mansions of the vicinity ofAngers and Saumur, the King and Queen lived in Provence from 1457 to 1462, in Anjou from 1462 to 1469. Jeanne de Laval never forgot his family cradle, and has enriched the Church of the Dominicans, des Cordeliers, of Saint-Tugal in Laval by canopies and works of arts.
The Court of the King[Edit | change the code]
Pierre Le Baud was its Secretary. In Aix-en-Provence and Angers, she participated with her husband in literary and scholarly Court. Raja and Jeanneton poem was composed by the King René in honor of Jeanne de Laval, sometimes it is not impossible that it has put a good dose of conventional romantic. René of Anjou and Jeanne de Laval will be painted by Nicolas Froment at XVe century. Queen Jeanne de Laval had a Psalter richly illuminated (the ms. 41 of the municipal library of Poitiers). She lives in Provence where she likes of 1469 to 1480.
The death of René of Anjou[Edit | change the code]
René of Anjou died in 1480 , it bequeathed to his wife, of very large income in Anjou, Provence, and Ballack. It retained the usufruct of the County of Beaufort, and the lordship of Mirebeau (which she exchanged for the barony ofAubagne en Provence) and sometimes resided in Beaufort, sometimes in Saumur. It is popular for his kindness and generosity. Residents of Beaufort are grateful to have regulated the use of common Prairie. She died in Saumur in 1498 and where a street still bears his name ‘ Queen of Sicily . By her will, she asked to be buried without monument in the Cathedral of Angers. His heart was deposited in the Cordeliers ofAngers, alongside that of her husband.
François de Cossé-Brissac, president of the Jockey Club and grand master Emeritus of themilitary and hospital of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem ;
The name ofSaint-Lazare is often used today to denote several different organizations claiming to originalorder of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. All are the continuatrices or the heirs of the historical order of the Hospitallers of Saint – Lazare. These two orders are subject to different articles:
Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem : hospital order creates in Jerusalem to the XIe century. This order was to allow and provide care for lepers. The French Revolution saw the confiscation of all the property of the order. Then begins a dark period that sees the last members of the order search support in 1799 with Paul i. of Russia, with Gustav IV of Sweden, and then in 1814 by Louis XVIIIin 1808. It is under the protection of this King that some claim date the end of the order history (he in squandered latest properties during his exile).
Military and hospital of Saint-Lazare : but the order is maintained in 1830 by the Board of officers that gets the support of the first patron of the melkite Greek Patriarch order. In 1835, a grand master is elected by a general chapter which was held in France. Patriarch Maximos III will accept to resume the protection of this order in 1841. Special interests will give birth to particular persuasions in the election of masters.
TheOrder of Saints-Maurice and Lazarus is also derived from theorder of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. This order is placed under the protection of the House of Savoy.
Theroyal order of our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is based on the personal union of the order of Saint-Lazare and of theorder of our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Theorder of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel is a French religious order , which existed independently in 1608.
The order was created in February 1608 by Pope Paul V at the request of the King of France Henry IV. The creation of the order, intended to “the extirpation of heresy”, had just seal the reconciliation of the King of France, converted to Catholicism in 1593, and of the Holy See. The badge of the order was a gold cross decorated with a medallion of the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel; the cross was suspended from a Ribbon of Amaranth color (red purple-pulling).
In October 1608, Henry IV decided to merge this order with that of Saint-Lazare. As such, he named the grand master of Saint-Lazare, Philibert de Nérestang, grand-master of the Mont-Carmel.
The Holy See did not recognize the new orders of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel and Saint-Lazare de Jerusalem meeting, because he had no doubt to intention to merge the order of Saint-Lazare in another military order, such as theorder of Malta. The different Grand Masters of the order were recognized only as Grand Masters of the Mont-Carmel. Finally in 1668 a bubble of the papal legate in France devoted the merger of the two orders.
The order of our Lady of Mount Carmel was abolished in 1830.
Jean Paul Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac, Duke of Brissac (7th of the name), marquis de Thouarcé and Marshal of France (b. 12 October 1698 in Paris, died 1784 in Saarlouis), was a general of Louis XV. He is best known for his action at the head of the French rearguard in the battle of Minden.
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Second son and third of five children of Artus-Timoléon, comte, then duc de Brissac, and Marie Louise Béchameil of Nointel (daughter of the famous Louis Béchameil de Nointel, he succeeded his elder brother, Charles Timoléon Louis (1693-1732), died without male heir.
Career[Edit | change the code]
He first was Knight of theorder of Saint John of Jerusalem, and custody of the Navy in 1713, served on the galleys of Malta in 1714, and is found in various actions against the Turks, and in 1716, at the siege of Corfu, defended by the Marshal of mercenary, who forced the Turks to sunrise. The chevalier de Brissac left the service at sea and returned to France in 1717.
Mestre’s camp of a cavalry regiment of his name, he served with great distinction until the seven years war. Despite the decisive defeat of the French, its resistance to the battle of Minden (1759) was awarded the baton of Marshal of France. His courage, politeness, everything his way up to speak, announced loyalty, a brave French Knight franchise, and the model of valiant old French. He had kept the costume of the century of Louis XIV, and porta long scarf and two tails. The County of Charolais found him one day at his mistress and said abruptly: exit, Mr. – Bishop, proudly replied the Duke of Brissac, your ancestors would have said: go out. He died in 1784.
I also learned that Philip and Arthur de Cosse-Brissac were bishops o “No one has forgotten that it is in the archives of the family of Cosse-Brissac we found the famous letter of the Abbe Louis Fouquet, who tells his brother the Superintendent that his friend the painter is CHICK holder a big secret … “P. Ferté Ferte
Louis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé, Duke of Brissac (14 February 1734, Paris-9 September 1792, Versailles) was a French politician and peer of France. He was the second son and heir of the general Jean Paul Timoléon de Cossé Brissac.
One of the greatest men at the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI, he was Grand Panetier of France, governor of Paris, capitaine colonel of the cent Suisses of the garde du roi, and a knight in various orders.
In 1791 he became commander in chief of the King’s Constitutional Guard. On 29 May 1792 the Assembly dissolved this corps, suspecting it of royalist and counter-revolutionary sympathies and accusing of Cosse-Brissac of encouraging this and writing a speech ordering his men to go over to the king. He was sent to prison in Orléans to await judgement by the high court before being transferred to Versailles, but the prisoners were separated from their escort and freed by a band of bandits. He was thus killed in the 9 September massacres and his body mutilated. With little spirit but much force and courage, he held off his murderers for a long time, receiving several wounds before finally being cut down by a sabre. Always distinguished for his devotion to Louis XVI, he replied to someone praising him for his conduct “I only do what I must do for my ancestors and my family”. He is mentioned in the fifth verse of Jacques Delille’s poem la Pitié and anecdotes on him are to be found in Paris, Versailles et les provinces.
Marriage and issue
Louis-Hercule de Cossé-Brissac married in 1760, to Diane-Hortense Mancini-Mazarini (1742–1808), great-great niece of cardinal Mazarin, and they had two children:
Adélaïde (1765–1820), married in 1782 with Victurnien-Jean-Baptiste de Rochechouart, duc de Mortemart
Jules Gabriel Timoléon (1771–1775)