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Inheritance of title Comtesse

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    Posted: 16-Oct-2015 at 12:43
I'm working on a novel (17th C France) and need help with a matter of title.
The wife of a Comte is a Comtesse. When the Comte dies, as I understand, his son inherits the title of Comte. His wife would become the Comtesse.
What is the title of the current Comte's mother, the former Comtesse? If she is still a Comtesse, how is she distinguished from the son's wife, the new Comtesse? 
I need to know how she would be referred both by the public, friends and by the family in formal situations.
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The wife of the Comte, as you mentioned, would be the Comtesse. The Comte's mother would probably be referred to as the Comtesse Douairiere ( Dowager Countess).
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