Anne Geneviève de Bourbon-Condé Longueville, duchesse de
Longueville, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon-Condé, duchesse de (än zhənəvyĕvˈ də bōrbôNˈ-kôNdāˈ düshĕsˈ də lôNgvēlˈ) [key], 1619–79, daughter of Henry II de Condé and sister of the Great Condé, Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé. A noted beauty, she maintained a long liaison with the duc de La Rochefoucauld and joined him as a leader of the Fronde. A determined enemy of Cardinal Mazarin, she obtained the assistance of her brother Armand de Bourbon, prince de Conti, during the first Fronde, and that of the Vicomte de Turenne and her brother, the Great Condé, during the second Fronde. She made her peace with the court in 1653. Much of her remaining life was spent in convents, notably that of Port-Royal, which through her influence was saved from persecution in her lifetime.
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