Gaston o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans

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Gaston o Fraunce
Full length portrait painting of Gaston of France, Duke of Orléans in 1634 by Anthony van Dyck (Musée Condé).jpg
Gaston in 1634 bi Anthony van Dyck.
Duke o Orléans
Ring 6 August 1626 – 2 Februar 1660
Born 24 Apryle 1608(1608-04-24)
Pailace o Fontainebleau, France
Dee'd 2 Februar 1660(1660-02-02) (aged 51)
Château de Blois, France
Buirial Ryal Basilica, Saunt Denis
Spouse Marie de Bourbon
Marguerite o Lorraine
Issue
Detail
Anne Marie Louise, Duchess o Montpensier
Marguerite Louise, Grand Duchess o Tuscany
Isabelle, Duchess o Guise
Françoise Madeleine, Duchess o Savoy
Jean Gaston, Duke o Valois
Marie Anne, Mademoiselle de Chartres
Full name
Gaston Jean Baptiste de France
Hoose Bourbons o Fraunce
Faither Henry IV o Fraunce
Mither Marie de' Medici
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Seegnatur Gaston o Fraunce's signature
Coat of arms of the Duke of Orléans with the coronet of a "Son of France" (Order of the Holy Spirit).svg

Gaston o Fraunce, Son o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans (Gaston Jean Baptiste; 24 Aprile 1608 – 2 Februar 1660), wis the third son o Keeng Henry IV o Fraunce an his wife Marie de' Medici. He wis the Duke o njou frae birth but wis then created the Duke o Orléans. He wis kent as Monsieur at his brither Louis XIII's coort. He lived at the Luxembourg Pailace for a while an renamed it the Palais d'Orléans. At his daith in 1660, the Dukedom went tae his nephew Philippe o Fraunce (only brither o Louis XIV o Fraunce) His grandson, the last Medici Grand Duke o Tuscany, Gian Gastone de' Medici wis named in his honour. He is credited with being among the first to use the style o Ryal Highness.




First mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gaston mairit firstly on 6 August 1626, in Nantes tae Marie de Bourbon, Duchess o Montpensier, daughter an heiress o Henri de Bourbon, Duke o Montpensier. They haed one daughter.


  1. Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess o Montpensier (29 Mey 1627 – 5 Aprile 1693), kent Mademoiselle de Montpensier, n later La Grande Mademoiselle. mairit Antonin Nompar de Caumont, Duke o Lauzun in secret.




Second mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In a secret ceremony Nancy during the night o 2–3 Januar 1632, Gaston mairit Marguerite o Lorraine.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 24 Aprile 1608 - 6 August 1626 The Duke o Anjou, Son o Fraunce.
  • 6 August 1626 – 2 Februar 1660 The Duke o Orléans, Son o Fraunce.

Other teetles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Duke o Chartres, Duke o Valois, Duke o Alençon, Coont o Blois, Coont o Montlhery, Coont o Limours, Baron o Amboise, Lord o Montargis.


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