Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans
|Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans|
|Duchess o Berry|
The Duchess of Berry bi Pierre Gobert (Nymphenburg)
20 August 1695|
Palace o Versailles, Fraunce
21 Julie 1719 (aged 23)|
Château de La Muette, Fraunce
24 Julie 1719|
Ryal Basilica, Saint Denis
|Spouse||Charles, Duke o Berry|
"Mademoiselle de Berry"|
Charles, Duke o Berry
|Faither||Philippe, Duke o Orléans|
|Mither||Marie Françoise de Bourbon|
Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (Marie Louise Élisabeth; 20 August 1695 – 21 Julie 1719) wis the eldest an favourite daughter o Philippe d'Orléans Duke o Orléans (Regent o Fraunce for Louis XV). She mairit her cousin Charles o Fraunce, Duke o Berry in 1710 but had no surviving childer. She wis a sister o the Queen o Spain as well as the Duke o Orléans. She wis buried at Ryal Basilica o Saint Denis on 24 Julie 1719. During her lifetime, Marie Louise Élisabeth gained a reputation for scandal. In an irony o history, the next Duchess o Berry, Maria Carolina o Naples an Sicily, was also known for her scandalous behaviour.
Background[eedit | eedit soorce]
The eldest daughter o Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans an Marie Françoise de Bourbon (an illegitimate daughter o Louis XIV an Madame de Montespan) she was given the names Marie Louise Élisabeth, but signed as Marie Louise. Prior tae her mairiage she wis styles as Mademoiselle d'Orléans or simply as Madamoiselle as the most senior princess o the bluid at the ryal coort o Louis XIV. She wis known as Joufflotte within the faimilie.
Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]
It was decided, with the help of Marie Adélaïde o Savoy, Duchess o Burgundy, her future sister-in-law, that Louise Élisabeth would mairy Charles o Fraunce, Duke o Berry, the youngest son of the Grand Dauphin, at Versailles on 6 Julie 1710.
Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Mademoiselle de Berry (21 Julie 1711) Stillborn daughter.
- Charles d'Alençon, Duke o Alençon (26 Mairch 1713 - 16 Aprile 1713) died young.
- Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Alençon(posthumously (16 Juin 1714 - 17 Juin 1714) died young.
She also had at least two illigeitimate childer with her lover the Chevalier de Rion.
Titles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 20 August 1695 - 6 Julie 1710 Her Most Serene Highness Mademoiselle d'Orléans, Princess o the bluid.
- 6 Julie 1710 - 5 Mey 1714 Her Ryal Highness The Duchess o Berry, Granddaughter o Fraunce bi mairiage.
- 5 Maie 1714 - 21 Julie 1719 Her Ryal Highness The Dowager Duchess o Berry, Granddaughter o Fraunce bi mairiage.
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