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Philippe d'Orléans
Duke o Orléans
Portrait of Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (known as Philippe Égalité) in ceremonial robes of the Order of the Holy Spirit by Antoine François Callet.jpg
Born 13 Aprile 1747(1747-04-13)
Château de Saint Cloud, Fraunce
Dee'd 6 November 1793(1793-11-06) (aged 46)
Place de la Révolution, Paris
Buirial Madeleine Cemetery, Paris, Fraunce
Spouse Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon
Issue Louis Philippe I
Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier
Adélaïde, Princess o Orléans
Louis Charles, Coont o Beaujolais
Full name
Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans
Hoose Hoose o Orléans
Faither Louis Philippe, Duke o Orléans
Mither Louise Henriette de Bourbon
Seegnatur Philippe d'Orléans's signature


Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans (13 April 1747 – 6 November 1793) commonly known as Philippe d'Orléans, was a member o the Hoose o Orléans. He actively supported the French Revolution and adopted the name Philippe Égalité, but was still guillotined during the Reign o Terror in the French Revolution. His son Louis Philippe I became Keeng o the French after the July Revolution of 1830. He held the rank o prince o the blood. He had a short affair with Madame de Genlis, a lady-in-waiting o his wife.


Small biography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born outside Paris at the Château de Saint Cloud, he wis given the title of Duke of Montpensier at birth. He had the rank o a Prince du sang (prince o the blood) at the French royal court which allowed the use of Serene Highness in documents. Eventually he was engaged to a distant cousin Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Penthièvre, then the greatest heiress in Fraunce and the two were married in the Royal Chapel o Versailles on 5 Aprile 1769.


Children[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Keeng o the French (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) married Maria Amalia o Naples and Sicily.
  2. Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier (3 July 1775 – 18 May 1807) died unmarried.
  3. Adélaïde d'Orléans, later made a "'Princess o Orléans'" (23 August 1777 – 31 December 1847) died unmarried.
  4. Françoise d'Orléans (twin sister o Adélaïde) (1777–1782) died young.
  5. Louis Charles, Coont o Beaujolais (17 October 1779 – 30 May 1808) died unmarried.



Titles and styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 13 Aprile 1747 – 4 Februar 1752 His Most Serene Highness the Duke o Montpensier (Monseigneur le duc de Montpensier)
  • 4 Februar 1752 – 18 November 1785 His Most Serene Highness the Duke o Chartres (Monseigneur le duc de Chartres)
  • 18 November 1785 – 6 November 1793 His Most Serene Highness the Duke o Orléans (Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans)

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