Régence

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La Régence
Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France with his mistress Madame de Parabère depicted as Minerva by Jean Baptiste Santerre (Versailles).gif
Philippe with Madame de Parabère, Santerre, 1716
Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans
In office
1 September 1715 – 15 Februar 1723
Monarch Louis XV
Prime Meenister Guillaume Dubois (in 1723)

The Régence refers tae a time between 1715 an 1723, when Keeng Louis XV wis a minor an Fraunce wis governed bi Philippe d'Orléans, a nephew o Louis XIV o France, as Regent o the Kinrick.


Contemporary European rulers included Philip V o Spain, John V o Portugal, George I o Great Breetain, Charles VI, Haly Roman Emperor (faither o Empress Maria Theresa) an Victor Amadeus II o Sardinie, the maternal grandfaither o Keeng Louis XV.



Chronology[eedit | eedit soorce]

1714[eedit | eedit soorce]



1715[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1 September 1715: Louis XIV dies, his will entrusts the government o France to a regency council, with Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans aa honorary president and the Duke o Maine aa the real power, until the young Louis o Fraunce, Duke o Anjou reaches his majority (1723)
  • 2 September 1715: the Duke o Orléans allies himself with the Parlement de Paris, who cancelled Louis XIV's will. As a Prince o the Bluid, Philippe o Orléans haed been a member o the Parlement.
  • 9 September: Body o Louis XIV taken to Saunt Denis; Louis XV sets off for Vincennes with the Regent, Madame de Ventadour, Villeroy, Toulouse and Maine; Philip V o Spain hears o his grandfaither's daith;
  • 12 September: Philippe d'Orléans recognised Regent bi order o the Parlement;
  • 15 September: Parlement claims the Droit de remontrance, the right to revoke a law made bi a Keeng who haed died, further supporting the Regent's claim tae power.
  • 1 October 1715: Polysynody was held in Paris; it was composed o the highest nobility o the country.
  • 30 December: Removal o Louis XV frae the Château de Vincennes tae the Tuileries Palace;
  • Louis XV put under the care o François de Neufville, Duke o Villeroy; Guillaume Delisle an the Cardinal de Fleury are put in charge o Louis' education.

1716[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 14 Mairch: Creation o the Chambre Ardente; an extraordinary court o justice in France, mainly held for the trials o heretics;
  • 2 Mey: Philippe d'Orléans allows John Law tae found the Banque générale;[1]
  • 27 Jin: Birth o Mademoiselle de Chartres at the Palais Royal; she wis the last child o the Regent;
  • 9/10 October: Alliance with Great Britain;

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1721[eedit | eedit soorce]

1722[eedit | eedit soorce]

1723[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nevin, Seamus. "Richard cantillon – The Faither o Economics". History Ireland. pp. 20–23. JSTOR 10.2307/41827152.