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 James FitzJames

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James FitzJames

Birth
Moulins, Departement de l'Allier, Auvergne, France
Death 12 Jun 1734 (aged 63)
Philippsburg, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Tomb destroyed during the French Revolution and his remains lost.
Memorial ID 208830666 View Source
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James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick (English title; attainted), 1st Duque de Liria y Xérica (Spanish title), 1st Duc de Fitz-James (French title), was an illegitimate son of King James II of England by Arabella Churchill, sister of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. He was a successful general in the service of Louis XIV of France. He was decapitated by a cannonball at the Siege of Philippsburg, on June 12, 1734.

"His body was returned to Strasbourg, France, and, after being embalmed, was buried in the cathedral there. Berwick had asked that his body be eventually removed to the Rue Saint Jacques in Paris...." (World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary, by Mark Grossman, pp. 37-38). This is an apparent reference to Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas, but his body was never removed to this church. Instead, it was "...transferred to the Scots College in Paris, but this building was destroyed in the French Revolution and the tombs rifled." (The Marshal Duke of Berwick: The Picture of an Age, by Sir Charles Petrie, p. 334)


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  • Added: 7 Apr 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 208830666
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208830666/james-fitzjames : accessed ), memorial page for James FitzJames (21 Aug 1670–12 Jun 1734), Find a Grave Memorial ID 208830666, citing Scots College, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by CMWJR (contributor 50059520) .