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Mériadec

Ferdinand Maximilien Mériadec de Rohan

Ferdinand Maximilien Mériadec de Rohan (1738-1813) was a prince of Rohan-Guéménée, Archbishop of Bordeaux starting in 1769, Prince-Archbishop of Cambrai from 1781, and Prince-bishop of Liège from 1790. He was son of Hercule Meriadec de Rohan, prince de Guéméné and Louise-Gabrielle Julie de Rohan; brother of cardinal de Rohan, and Jules Hercule de Meriadec, prince de Guéméné.

Mériadec was a chaplain of the Empress Josephine de Beauharnais. He served as prior and doctor of the Sorbonne and provost of the church of Strasbourg before being crowned archbishop of Bordeaux on December 26, 1769. He remained there only a short time before leaving Bordeaux for the Cambric archbishop's palace, and died in Paris in 1813.

His mistress was Charlotte Stuart, Duchess of Albany, illegitimate daughter of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, with whom he had three children.

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