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Prince Eugene of Savoy

Prince Eugene of Savoy 1692-1712, nephew of the famous French army officer of the same name, was buried in the Duke of Ormond's vault at the eastern end of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey on 27th February 1712. In the 19th century his name and date of death was inscribed on a stone above the vault. The inscription on the plate on his coffin reads:

The body of Eugene, Chevalier de Savoy, third sone of His Highness Louis Thomas De Savoy, late Count of Soisson, dyed February ye 25th 1711/12 in ye 20th yeare of his age.

His mother was Urania de la Cropte, daughter of the Lord of Beauvais. His brothers were Louis, Emmanuel and Maurice and his sisters Maria Anna and Therese. The newspapers of the day state that he died of small pox at Leicester House in London about 9:00am and his body was removed to the Duke of Grafton's house in Bond Street.

Died

25th February 1712

Buried

27th February 1712

Location

Lady Chapel

Memorial Type

Vault

Prince Eugene of Savoy
Painting of Prince Eugene of Savoy by Jacob van Schuppen

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.

Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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