Ippolita Trivulzio was born around 1600 as the daughter of Carlo Emanuele Teodoro Trivulzio, Count of Melzo and his wife, Caterina Gonzaga.
She married Honoré II, Prince of Monaco on 13 February 1616 and was the first consort to bear the title of Princess. At the time of her marriage, she was described as “demure, slim, dark-haired, a potential beauty and raised by nuns.” 1 It was described as a happy marriage. The couple had one son together, Prince Ercole, Marquis of Baux. It was their grandson, Louis who would succeed Honoré as Prince of Monaco.
Ippolita was just 38 years old when she died. She was buried in the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco.