Louise Henriette de Bourbon

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Louise Henriette de Bourbon
Duchess o Orléans
Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Duchesse de Chartres and Duchesse d'Orléans (1726-1759), French School of the 18th century.jpg
Louise Henriette in 1743 bi a member o the French School.
Born 20 Juin 1726(1726-06-20)
Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd 9 Februar 1759(1759-02-09) (aged 32)
Palais Royal, Paris, Fraunce
Buirial Val-de-Grâce, Paris, Fraunce
Spouse Louis Philippe d'Orléans
Issue Philippe, Duke o Orléans
Bathilde, Duchess o Bourbon
Full name
Louise Henriette de Bourbon
Hoose Bourbon (Conti branch, bi birth)
Orléans (bi marriage)
Faither Louis Armand de Bourbon
Mither Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon
Seegnatur Louise Henriette de Bourbon's signature
Arms of Louise Henriette de Bourbon as Duchess of Orléans.png

Louise Henriette de Bourbon (20 Juin 1726 – 9 Februar 1759) wis Duchess o Orléans an the mither o Philippe Égalité. Bi birth an marriage she held the prestigious rank o a Princess o the bluid. She mairit a distant cousin o hers. Efter her daith, her husband haed several mistresses, ultimately findin the "love o his life", the witty but mairit Madame de Montesson, whom he mairit efter she became a widow.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Louise Henriette, kent at coort as Mademoiselle de Conti, wis the youngest daughter o Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince o Conti an his wife Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon.

Marriage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ane o Louise Henriette's cousins, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke o Penthièvre, grandson o Keeng Louis XIV, haed proposed marriage tae her, but her mither's choice fell upon the Duke o Chartres. As a result on 17 December 1743, aged o seventeen, Louise Henriette mairit her seicont cousin Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Chartres (future Duke o Orléans) in the Ryal Chapel o the Palace o Versailles.

Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Titles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 20 Juin 1726 – 17 December 1743 Her Most Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Conti, Princess o the bluid.
  • 17 December 1743 – 4 Februar 1752 Her Most Serene Highness The Duchess o Chartres, Princess o the bluid.
  • 4 Februar 1752 – 9 Februar 1759 Her Most Serene Highness The Duchess o Orléans, Princess o the bluid.

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