Marie Louise d'Orléans

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Marie Louise d'Orléans
Marie Louise d'Orléans by Mignard wearing the Fleur-de-lis (showing her dignity as a Grand daughter of France) and the Spanish crown.jpg
Marie Louise bi Mignard, 1679
Queen consort o Spain
Tenur 19 November 1679 – 12 Februar 1689
Born 26 Mairch 1662(1662-03-26)
Palais Royal, Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd 12 Februar 1689(1689-02-12) (aged 26)
Ryal Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
Buirial El Escorial
Spouse Charles II o Spain
Issue None
Full name
Marie Louise d'Orléans
Hoose Orléans (bi birth)
Habsburgs o Spain ( bi marriage)
Faither Philippe o Fraunce
Mither Henrietta o England
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Coat of Arms of Marie Louise of Orléans, Queen Consort of Spain.svg

Marie Louise d'Orléans, Granddaughter o Fraunce (26 Mairch 1662 – 12 Februar 1689) wis Queen consort o Spain frae 1679 tae 1689 as the first wife o Keeng Charles II o Spain. She wis a granddaughter o Louis XIII o Fraunce. In Spain, she wis kent as "María Luisa de Orleans". She wis a niece o Keeng Louis XIV as well as Keeng Charles II o England. She wis the first wife o Charles II o Spain, but the couple haed no childer. While in Spain Marie Louise woiuld correspond wi her stepmother Elisabeth Charlotte. She wis the penultimate Habsburg consorts o Spain.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marie Louise wis the eldest bairn o Philippe o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans an his first wife Henrietta o England. As the senior unmarried female o the ryal faimily in Fraunce she wis kent as "Mademoiselle". She wis boren in Paris

Marriage an death[eedit | eedit soorce]

Plans for Marie Louise tae mairy her cousin Louis o Fraunce, Dauphin o Fraunce, "Grand Dauphin" never materialised an on 30 August 1679 at the Palace o Fontainebleau Marie Louise wad mairy Charles II o Spain bi proxy, wi the Prince o Conti actin as the keeng. Efter ten years o marriage, the couple haed no childer, an the vast Spaingie empire wad be claimed bi Marie Louise's cousin Philippe o Fraunce, Duke o Anjou. She died at the Ryal Alcázar o Madrid due tae suspected poisoning an wis buried in the crypt o the Royal Seat o San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Keeng Charles II wad mairy Maria Anna o Neuburg in August 1689 an wad again hae no childer endin the Spaingie branch o the Hoose o Habsburg.

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Marie Louise d'Orléans
Cadet brainch o the Hoose o Bourbon
Born: 26 Mairch 1662  Dee'd: 12 Februar 1689


Title last held by
Mariana o Austrick
Queen consort o Spain
19 November 1679 – 12 February 1689
Title next held by
Maria Anna o Neuburg