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La Régence
Philippe, duc d'Orléans, régent de France (1674-1723).jpg
Philippe with Madame de Parabère, Santerre, 1716
Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans
In office
1 September 1715 – 15 Februar 1723
MonarchLouis XV
Prime MeenisterGuillaume Dubois (in 1723)

The Régence refers tae a time atween 1715 an 1723, when King 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 King 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 himsel 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 King 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;

1717[eedit | eedit soorce]

1718[eedit | eedit soorce]

1719[eedit | eedit soorce]

1720[eedit | eedit soorce]

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. Missing or empty |url= (help)