Victor-Maurice had three sons of which the third, Francois-Marie, succeeded him both as Marèchal de France and became ambassador to England in 1724. He conducted himself so well on the battlefield that he was elevated to the rank of Duc de Broglie in 1742.
Victor-Francois was the son and heir of Francois-Marie and also went into the army. It would seem that being a talented soldier ran in the family for Victor-Francois was also promoted to Marèchal de France by Louis XV. He further gained glory by being made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire by Emperor Francis I. However, something went wrong and he suffered royal disgrace and was recalled from royal service until 1778 when he was recalled in the American War of Independence. Victor-Francois married Louise Augustine Crozat de Thiers and had two children by her.
When the revolution broke out Victor-Francois was an avid opponent of the revolutionary movement. He was succeeded by his grandson, Victor de Broglie, since his own son died during the revolution.
The House of Broglie is still existing.
Titles held by the House of Broglie:
Duc de Broglie
Comte de Ruffec
Special honours and notes:
- Francois-Marie was nearly killed when his camp was raided unexpectedly by enemy troops on 14 September 1734 but he managed to escape
- Victor-Francois briefly served as Minister of War to Louis XVI before fleeing France
- Charles-Francois (second son of the Francois-Marie) distinguished himself as a diplomatic agent in Louis XV's secret department Secret du Roi
Image gallery of the House of Broglie:
|Victor-Francois de Broglie|
|Victor-Maurice de Broglie|
|Francois-Marie who was made a Duc|