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Charles o Fraunce, Duke o Berry

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Charles o Fraunce
Duke o Berry
The Duke o Berry bi Nicolas de Largillière.
Born31 Julie 1686(1686-07-31)
Palace o Versailles, Fraunce
Dee'd5 Mey 1714(1714-05-05) (aged 27)
Palace o Versailles, Fraunce
Buirial15 Mey 1714
Ryal Basilica, Saunt Denis, Fraunce
SpouseMarie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans
Issue"Mademoiselle de Berry"
Charles, Duke o Alençon
Full name
Charles de France
HooseBourbons o Fraunce
FaitherLouis, Dauphin o France
MitherMaria Anna Victoria o Bavarie
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturCharles o Fraunce's signature

Charles o Fraunce, Duke o Berry, Son o Fraunce (31 Julie 1686 – 5 Mey 1714) wis a grandon o Keeng Louis XIV o Fraunce. As the son o the Dauphin, heir apparent tae the throne. The Duke o Berry wis for seiven years heir presumptive tae the throne o Spain (1700–1707). He wis bsptised on 18 Januar 1687, the same day as his brither Louis an Philippe, Charles bi Pierre du Cambout de Coislin, at the Ryal Chaipel o Versailles. His godfaither wis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Chartres (future Duke o Orléans an Regent o Fraunce). His godmither wis La Grande Mademoiselle.

Brief biography

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Charles o Fraunce wis born at the Palace o Versailles an wis the youngest son o Louis o Fraunce, "Grand Dauphin" an his wife Maria Anna Victoria o Bavarie. He wis gien the teetle Duke o Berry (duc de Berry) at birth. He wis an aw gien duchies o Alençon, o Angoulême, coonty o Ponthieu.


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As a result o the prestige o his birth, cadet branches o the royal faimily saw in him a splendid match for thair dochters. Ane o his aunts, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Princess o Condé, (a legitimised dochter o Louis XIV an Madame de Montespan, proposed her dochter, Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon, but the marriage proposal came tae naught, much tae the annoyance o the Condé branch.

The Princess o Condé's younger sister, Marie Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess o Orléans, then suggestit a union wi her eldest dochter, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans. The mairiage wi Marie Louise Élisabeth, dochter o Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans (future Regent o Fraunce for Louis XV), teuk place on 6 Julie 1710 at Versailles.

  1. Mademoiselle de Berry (21 Julie 1711) Stillborn dochter.
  2. Charles d'Alençon, Duke o Alençon (26 Mairch 1713 - 16 Aprile 1713) died young.
  3. Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Alençon (posthumously (16 Juin 1714 - 17 Juin 1714) died young.

Teetles an styles

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  • 31 Julie 1686 – 5 Mey 1714 His Ryal Highness, Charles o Fraunce, ASon o Fraunce, Duke o Berry.

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