Incredibly, the family managed to keep the title alive through cousins and siblings since some died without heirs. The family also managed to stay in power during the empire of the Napoleons where they were somewhat restored but had to "make due" with the title of Marquis de Brissac - that was eventually raised again. From what I have been able to find out the last member died in 2001!
Titles held by the House of Cossé-Brissac:
Duc de Brissac
Duc de Cossé
Marquis de Thouracé
Special honours and notes:
- Grand Pannetier de France (Jean Paul Timéleon)
- Governor of Paris (Charles II and Louis Hercule)
- Commander of the Hundred Swiss Soldiers (Louis Hercule)
- Louis Hercule was assassinated by the revolutionary mob in 1792. He was beheaded (not by guillotine though) and his head was put on a stake and placed outside the home of Madame du Barry.
|Charles II -|
first Duc de Brissac
|Jean Paul Timéleon|
|Louis Hercule Timéleon|