Louis Philippe, Duke o Orléans

Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans (12 Mey 1725 – 18 November 1785) wis Duke o Orléans an a great-grandson o Keeng Louis XIV o Fraunce, as well as the grandfather o Keeng Louis Philippe I o the French. He sold the Château de Saint Cloud tae Queen Marie Antoinette in 1785.

Louis Philippe d'Orléans
Duke o Orléans
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Louis Philippe bi Welper.
Born12 Mey 1725(1725-05-12)
Palace o Versailles, Fraunce
Dee'd18 November 1785(1785-11-18) (aged 60)
Château de Sainte-Assise, Seine-Port, Fraunce
BuirialVal-de-Grâce, Paris, Fraunce
SpouseLouise Henriette de Bourbon
Madame de Montesson
IssuePhilippe, Duke o Orléans
Bathilde, Duchess o Bourbon
Full name
Louis Philippe d'Orléans
HooseHoose o Orléans
FaitherLouis d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans
MitherAuguste o Baden-Baden
SeegnaturLouis Philippe d'Orléans's signature
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Early lifeEedit

Louis Philippe d'Orléans wis born at the Palace o Versailles. He wis the eldest son an hier o the Duke o Orléans he wis gien the title Duke o Chartres at birth. He wis a member o the Hoose o Orléans, itself descended frae the ruling Bourbons o Fraunce. As a throu his faither Louis d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans, he wis an aa a grandson o the Keeng Louis XIV o Fraunce. Louis Philippe's faither haed the rank o a Prince o the bluid at court as did Louis Philippe. This entitled them tae the style o address o "Serene Highness".


On 17 December 1743 at Ryal Chaipel o the Pailace o Versailles the young Duke o Chartres mairit Louise Henriette de Bourbon (hersel a distant cousin, kent as "Mademoiselle de Conti" Houiver efter a few months o a passion that surprised everyone at coort, the couple stairtit tae drift apart as the young Duchess o Chartres began tae lead a scandalous life. The couple did hae three childer thegither. Louise Henriette eventually died in 1759 an Louis Philippe wad eventually tak a mistress in the form o Étiennette Le Marquis, wi whom he'd hae three illegitimate childer wi. In spite o his liaison wi Étiennette, Louis Philippe haed several ither mistresses until he met, in Julie 1766, Madame de Montesson, a witty but mairit twenty-aicht year auld. Efter the daith o the Marquis o Montesson.


  1. A dochter (13 Julie 1745 – 14 December 1745).
  2. Philippe d'Orléans (13 Aprile 1747, – 6 November 1793) mairit Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon an haed issue.
  3. Bathilde d'Orléans (9 Julie 1750 – 10 Januar 1822) mairit Louis Henri, Prince o Condé an haed issue.

Seicont mairiage an later lifeEedit

Louis Philippe tried tae obtain Keeng Louis XV's authorisation tae mairy the young widow. Finally, in December 1772, the King gae his consent on the condeetion that the Marquise o Montesson wad never acome Duchess o Orléans or succeed tae ony ither Orléans titles. In addition, the couple wis tae live a quiet life away frae the cort. The morganatic wedding teuk place on 23 Aprile 1773.

Louis Philippe wad die at the Château de Sainte-Assise à Seine-Port, Fraunce in November 1785 aged 60. He wis surroondit bi his childer. He wis buried in the Convent o Val-de-Grâce, Paris

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 12 Mey 1725 – 4 August 1752 His Serene Maist Highness The Duke o Chartres, Prince o the bluid.
  • 4 August 1752 – 18 November 1785 His Maist Serene Highness The Duke o Orléans, Prince o the bluid.

Ither wabsteidsEedit

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