Comtesse de Chambord

La Comtesse de ChambordAriduchesse Marie-Thérèse de Modène, Comtesse de Chambord (1817 – 1886)

Member of the Habsburg family. Widow of Henry V d’Artois (1820-1883), last of the Bourbons and pretender to the throne of France. She donated 1.000 goldfrancs to Abbé Saunière for restoration of the church in Rennes-le-Château. The amount was paid out in two installments in 1886. She died in the same year and never saw the results of her donation. The Abbé used the money to start the restoration during which he did his discoveries.

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