Louis Philippe, Duke o Orléans

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Louis Philippe d'Orléans
Duke o Orléans
Louis Philippe bi Welper.
Born12 Mey 1725(1725-05-12)
Palace o Versailles, Fraunce
Dee'd18 November 1785(1785-11-18) (aged 60)
Château de Sainte-Assise, Seine-Port, Fraunce
BuirialVal-de-Grâce, Paris, Fraunce
SpouseLouise Henriette de Bourbon
Madame de Montesson
IssuePhilippe, Duke o Orléans
Bathilde, Duchess o Bourbon
Full name
Louis Philippe d'Orléans
HooseHoose o Orléans
FaitherLouis d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans
MitherAuguste o Baden-Baden
SeegnaturLouis Philippe d'Orléans's signature

Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans (12 Mey 1725 – 18 November 1785) wis Duke o Orléans an a great-grandson o Keeng Louis XIV o Fraunce, as well as the grandfather o Keeng Louis Philippe I o the French. He sold the Château de Saint Cloud tae Queen Marie Antoinette in 1785.

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Louis Philippe d'Orléans wis born at the Palace o Versailles. He wis the eldest son an hier o the Duke o Orléans he wis gien the title Duke o Chartres at birth. He wis a member o the Hoose o Orléans, itself descended frae the ruling Bourbons o Fraunce. As a throu his faither Louis d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans, he wis an aa a grandson o the Keeng Louis XIV o Fraunce. Louis Philippe's faither haed the rank o a Prince o the bluid at court as did Louis Philippe. This entitled them tae the style o address o "Serene Highness".

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 17 December 1743 at Ryal Chaipel o the Pailace o Versailles the young Duke o Chartres mairit Louise Henriette de Bourbon (hersel a distant cousin, kent as "Mademoiselle de Conti" Houiver efter a few months o a passion that surprised everyone at coort, the couple stairtit tae drift apart as the young Duchess o Chartres began tae lead a scandalous life. The couple did hae three childer thegither. Louise Henriette eventually died in 1759 an Louis Philippe wad eventually tak a mistress in the form o Étiennette Le Marquis, wi whom he'd hae three illegitimate childer wi. In spite o his liaison wi Étiennette, Louis Philippe haed several ither mistresses until he met, in Julie 1766, Madame de Montesson, a witty but mairit twenty-aicht year auld. Efter the daith o the Marquis o Montesson.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. A dochter (13 Julie 1745 – 14 December 1745).
  2. Philippe d'Orléans (13 Aprile 1747, – 6 November 1793) mairit Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon an haed issue.
  3. Bathilde d'Orléans (9 Julie 1750 – 10 Januar 1822) mairit Louis Henri, Prince o Condé an haed issue.

Seicont mairiage an later life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Louis Philippe tried tae obtain Keeng Louis XV's authorisation tae mairy the young widow. Finally, in December 1772, the King gae his consent on the condeetion that the Marquise o Montesson wad never acome Duchess o Orléans or succeed tae ony ither Orléans titles. In addition, the couple wis tae live a quiet life away frae the cort. The morganatic wedding teuk place on 23 Aprile 1773.

Louis Philippe wad die at the Château de Sainte-Assise à Seine-Port, Fraunce in November 1785 aged 60. He wis surroondit bi his childer. He wis buried in the Convent o Val-de-Grâce, Paris

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 12 Mey 1725 – 4 August 1752 His Serene Maist Highness The Duke o Chartres, Prince o the bluid.
  • 4 August 1752 – 18 November 1785 His Maist Serene Highness The Duke o Orléans, Prince o the bluid.

Ither wabsteids[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans at Wikimedia Commons