The Hénin-Liétard family

The Hénin-Liétard family

Since the war and fires at the end of the 17th century had destroyed the château, the Hénin-Liétard family never lived at Chimay.
In 1688, two years after inheriting the domain, Philippe-Louis died, leaving Chimay to his son, Charles-Louis-Antoine.

They made history :

Charles-Louis Antoine de Hénin-Liétard was a Knight of the Golden Fleece, and lieutenant general of the armies of the King of France.
He tried to extend the Chimay lands by taking over the towns of Fumay and Revin. In retaliation, the Emperor stripped Chimay of the title of Principality of the Holy Roman Empire, leaving it with the title of a Principality of the Netherlands.
His second wife was Anne-Charlotte de Rouvroy, daughter of the Duke of Saint-Simon, the famous chronicler, author of the Memoirs of Saint-Simon.
His brother Thomas Philippe was the Archbishop of Mechelen, and finally became a Cardinal.

The line of succession:

Philippe-Louis d’Alsace-Hénin-Liétard (†1688)
Charles-Louis Antoine d’Alsace-Hénin-Liétard (1674–1740)
Alexandre Gabriel Joseph de Hénin-Liétard (1681–1745)
Thomas Alexandre Marc Henri de Hénin-Liétard (1732–1759)
Thomas Alexandre Marc Maurice de Hénin-Liétard (1759–1761)
Philippe-Gabriel Maurice d’Alsace-Hénin-Liétard (1736–1804)
On his death, the house of the Princes of Chimay passed to his nephews, who were still children, Marie Anne Gabrielle Josèphe Xavier de Hénin-Liétard and Victor Maurice de Riquet de Caraman.