Duke of Royan from 1983 to 2015
Prince Jean André Arthur Rainier Marie was born on November 04, 1947 in Gassin (France). He is the fourth child of Their Highnesses Prince André and Princess Delphine.
From his youth, Jean had a pronounced taste for history and, thanks to his family, possessed a collection of historical archives from more than 25 different European countries ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. This collection is still in the possession of the Ducale family. The Prince performed his French military service during 1968. Then he began studying to become a diplomat in international relations.
He became the 9th Duke of Royan in 1983 upon the death of his father. As Duke of Royan, the Prince has repeatedly worked in favor of the preservation of French national heritage and know-how.
Prince Jean died on February 14, 2015 in Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).