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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

Louise Henriette de Bourbon (20 Juin 1726 – 9 Februar 1759) was Duchess o Orléans and the mother o Philippe Égalité. Bi birth and marriage she held the prestigious rank o a Princess o the blood. She married a distant cousin o hers. After her death, her husband had several mistresses, ultimately finding the "love o his life", the witty but married Madame de Montesson, whom he married after she became a widow.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Louise Henriette, known at court 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]

One of Louise Henriette's cousins, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke o Penthièvre, grandson o Keeng Louis XIV, had proposed marriage to her, but her mother's choice fell upon the Duke o Chartres. As a result on 17 December 1743, aged of seventeen, Louise Henriette married her second 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 July 1745 – 14 December 1745).
  2. Philippe d'Orléans (13 Aprile 1747, – 6 November 1793) married Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon an had childer.
  3. Bathilde d'Orléans (9 Julie 1750 – 10 Januar 1822) married Louis Henri, Prince o Condé an had childer.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Titles and styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arms o Louise Henriette as Duchess o Orléans
  • 20 Juin 1726 – 17 December 1743 Her Most Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Conti
  • 17 December 1743 – 4 Februar 1752 Her Most Serene Highness The Duchess o Chartres.
  • 4 Februar 1752 – 9 Februar 1759 Her Most Serene Highness The Duchess o Orléans.

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