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Altkirch (barony of)

The Barony of Altkirch is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to Lo...

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Aumont (duchy of)

Like many other fiefdoms held by the Grimaldi family of Monaco, the Dukedom of Aumont was established through the marriage of Honoré Charles Anne M...

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Vue générale des Baux de Provence - Les Baux-de-Provence

Baux (Marquisate of )

According to the terms of the 1641 Treaty of Péronne, the marquisate of Baux (Bouches-du-Rhône) was given by Louis XIII to Prince Honoré II, for th...

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Belfort (earldom of)

The earldom of Belfort is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to Lo...

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Campagna (marquisate of)

The Marquisate of Campagna was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Canosa (lordship of)

The lordship of Canosa was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Vic sur Cere - Vic sur Cère (Cantal) General view

Carladès (earldom of) - Barony of Calvinet

In February 1643, in application of the Treaty of Péronne, new letters patent granted Prince Honoré II the Viscountship of Carlat in Auvergne, esta...

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Carladès (earldom of) - Barony of Vinzelle

In February 1643, in application of the Treaty of Péronne, new letters patent granted Prince Honoré II the Viscountship of Carlat in Auvergne, esta...

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Vic sur Cere - Vic sur Cère (Cantal) General view

Carladès (earldom of) - Carlat

By letters patent of February 1643, the viscounty of Carlat, united with neighboringlandwas erected into the County of Carladès by Louis XIII, and...

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Vic sur Cere - Vic sur Cère (Cantal) General view

Carladès (earldom of) - Mur-de-Barrez

In February 1643, in application of the Treaty of Péronne, new letters patent granted Prince Honoré II the Viscountship of Carlat in Auvergne, esta...

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Vic sur Cere - Vic sur Cère (Cantal) General view

Carladès (earldom of) - Vic-sur-Cère

Vic-sur-Cère (Cantal) was the capital of the county of Carladès and was built by Louis XIII for Prince Honoré II. In fact, by virtue of the treaty...

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Château-Porcien (Principality of)

ThePrincipality of Château-Porcienis a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honor...

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Chilly (marquisate of)

The Marquisate of Chilly is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to...

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Compiano

Campiano is the fiefdom of the Landi de Valditaro family, allied with the Grimaldi family in 1595 through the marriage of Marie Landi to Hercule I.

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Dolceaqua

Dolceacqua is the fiefdom of the Doria family, allied with the Grimaldi family in 1491 by the marriage of Françoise Grimaldi, sister of Jean II, Lu...

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Ferrette (earldom of)

The earldom of Ferrette is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to L...

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Garagnone (lordship of)

The Marquisate of Campagna was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Guiscard (marquisate of)

The Marquisate of Guiscard is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) t...

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Hambye (barony of)

The Barony of Hambye came into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon and husb...

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Hann and Rosemont (earldom of)

The earldom of Hann and Rosemont is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré...

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Issenheim (lordship of)

The lordship of Issenheim is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to...

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La Luthumière (barony of)

The Barony of La Luthumière came into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon a...

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La Milleraye (duchy of)

Like many other fiefdoms held by the Grimaldi family of Monaco, the Duchy of La Milleraye was established through the marriage of Honoré Charles An...

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Longjumeau (earldom of)

The earldom of Longjumeau is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to...

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Massy (barony of)

The barony of Massy is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to Louis...

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Matignon (lordship of)

The lordship of Matignon came into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon and...

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Mayenne (earldom of)

The earldom of Mayenne is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV) to Lo...

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Spélugues - Spélugues plateau in 1864, Monte-Carlo S.B.M collection

Monaco - Monte-Carlo

Prince Charles III took the initiative of converting Monaco into a seaside resort. He also thought that gambling could attract, as in Germany, a we...

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Foot of a rhinoceros - Foot of a rhinoceros found in the Observatory Cave, Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology, Monaco

Monaco - Observatory Cave

Located at the heart of the Exotic Garden, the Observatory Cave plunges vertically down for around one hundred metres until it reaches sea level. T...

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Amphore - Amphora found at sea off Monaco - M.A.P.M. Collection

Monaco - Port of Hercules

Like other craggy places along the coast of the Mediterranean Basin, the future port of Monaco was dedicated, in Antiquity, to the hero Hercules, f...

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Portrait du prince Albert II - H.S.H. Prince Albert II

Monaco - Prince's Palace

Begun in 1215, work to build the ramparts of the Monegasque Rocher produced a fortress made out of four imposing towers connected to one another by...

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Grotte Saint-Martin - Coupe de la grotte Saint-Martin sur le Rocher, Musée d'anthropologie préhistorique

Monaco - Saint Martin Cave

Located in the Saint-Martin Gardens, not far from the Oceanographic Museum, the Saint Martin Cave has often been visited by man, as the bones of hu...

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Eglise Sainte-Devote avant 1870 - Eglise Sainte-Dévote avant 1870

Monaco - Sainte-Dévote church

The current Sainte-Dévote Church is located in the Valley of the Gaumates, in approximately the same place (according to legend) as where the boat...

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Monterverde (lordship of)

The lordship of Monteverde was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Parthenay (barony of)

Like many other fiefdoms held by the Grimaldi family of Monaco, the barony Parthenay was established through the marriage of Honoré Charles Anne Ma...

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Rethel-Mazarin (duchy of)

The dukedom of Rethel-Mazarin is a fiefdom that was established as a result of the marriage of the Duke of Valentinois (the future Prince Honoré IV...

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Ripacandida (lordship of)

The lordship of Ripacandida was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Saint-Lô (barony of)

The Barony of Saint-Lôcame into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon and hus...

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Saint Remy de Provence - Hotel de ville de Saint Remy de Provence

Saint-Rémy de Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a French municipality in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. Attributed to the sovereign prince of Monaco under the Treat...

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San Demetrio (barony of)

The Barony of San Demetrio was held by Rainier I from the beginning of the 14th century.

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Secondigny (ealrdom of)

Like many other fiefdoms held by the Grimaldi family of Monaco, the earldom of Secondignywas established through the marriage of Honoré Charles Ann...

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Terlizzi (lordship of)

The Marquisate of Campagna was granted to Honoré I by Charles Quint in 1532, then seized from Honoré II in 1641.

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Torigni (earldom of)

The earldom of Torigni came into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon and hu...

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St Michel église turbie - Saint-Michel Church, La Turbie.

Turbie (La) - Church

It was during the period of Roman antiquity that the first traces of the close links which unite La Turbie and Monaco began to appear.From this per...

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Trophee auguste - Trophy of Augustus, La Turbie

Turbie (La) - Trophy of Augustus

Built between July 7 and June 6 B.C., the Trophy of Augustus commemorates the victory of Emperor Caesar Augustus over the Alpine peoples living bet...

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Buis les Baronnies - Buis les Baronnies, rue typique

Valentinois (Duchy of) - Buis-les-Baronnies

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Chabeuil - Chabeuil

Valentinois (Duchy of) - Chabeuil

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Crest - Crest, vue générale

Valentinois (duchy of) - Crest

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Valentinois (duchy of) - Grane

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Montélimar (valentinois) - Montélimar (Dukedom of Valentinois)

Valentinois (duchy of) - Montélimar

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Romans sur Isere - Romans sur Isère

Valentinois (duchy of) - Romans-sur-Isère

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Valentinois (duchy of) - Sauzet

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Valentinois (duchy of) - Savasse

The Duchy of Valentinois was formed through the temporal powers of the Bishops of Valence, who for centuries passed down the title from uncle to ne...

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Valmont (lordship of)

The lordship of Valmont came into the possession of the House of Grimaldi through the succession of Jacques I, son of Jacques III of Matignon and h...

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Ventimiglia

Charles I Grimaldi ruled the town of Ventimiglia in the name of Queen Joanna of Naples in 1354.

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Caves of Balzi Rossi - Caves of Balzi Rossi

Ventimiglia - Balzi Rossi Caves

The Balzi Rossi caves are located in the village of Grimaldi, in the Italian municipality of Ventimiglia. It is in this collection of caves that th...

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Personalities

Bones of the double burial of a teenager and an elderly woman - Two-person sepulchre, Children's cave, Balzi Rossi caves. M.A.P.M. Coll.

The Grimaldi Man

30 000 BC

Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar, bronze statue - Imperial Fora, Rome.

Julius Caesar

100 - 44 B.C.

Auguste - Cesar Augustus (University of Texas, Austin TX, USA)

Caesar Augustus

63 BC - 14 AD

Sainte Dévote - Saint Devote, detail of altarpiece of Saint-Nicolas by Louis Brea (1500) - Monaco Cathedral

Sainte Dévote

Circa 300

Sceau de Charles Grimaldi - Seal of Charles Grimaldi - Princely palace of Monaco

Charles I

Dies in 1357

Testament Jean 1er - Testament of Jean I (detail)

Jean I

1382 - 1454

Sceau de Lambert Grimaldi - Seal of Lambert Grimaldi - Princely palace of Monaco

Lambert

1420 -1494

Portrait de Lucien Grimaldi - Lucien Grimaldi - Princely palace of Monaco

Lucien Grimaldi

Dies in 1523

Sceau d'Augustin Grimaldi - Seal of  Augustin Grimaldi - Princely palace of Monaco

Augustin Grimaldi

Dies in 1532

Charles Quint - Portrait of Charles Quint by Rubens, copy by Titian

Charles Quint

1519 -1558

Honoré II - Honoré II, Lord then Prince of Monaco. Oil on canvas, 1651 - Princely palace of Monaco

Honoré II

1597 - 1662

Louis Ier, Palais princier de Monaco - Louis I, oil on canvas by Pierre Mignard school, 1668. Princely palace of Monaco.

Louis I

1642 - 1701

Portrait d'Antoine 1er - Portrait of Antoine I, oil on canvas by Hyacinthe Rigaud, princely palace of Monaco

Antoine I

1661 - 1731

Portrait du prince Honoré III - Honoré III, oil on canvas supposedly by Louis Tocqué, princely palace of Monaco

Honoré III

1720 - 1795

Portrait du prince Honore V - Honore V, oil on canvas by Marie Verroust, 1881, princely palace of Monaco

Honoré V

1778 - 1841

Le Prince Charles III - Charles III - Coll. A.P.M.

Charles III

1818 - 1889

Portrait de François Blanc - François Blanc, oil on canvas. Monte-Carlo S.B.M.  coll. 

François Blanc

1806 - 1877

Albert I<sup>er</sup> - Albert I - Photography, M.A.P.M. coll. 

Albert I

1848 - 1922

Louis II - Prince Louis II, oil on canvas, Princely palace of Monaco.

Louis II

1870 - 1949

Rainier III - Rainier III, oil on canvas. Princely palace of Monaco.

Rainier III

1923 - 2005

Portrait du prince Albert II - H.S.H. Prince Albert II

Albert II

Born in 1958