Louise Henriette de Bourbon

Louise Henriette de Bourbon (20 Juin 1726 – 9 Februar 1759) wis Duchess o Orléans an the mither o Philippe Égalité. Bi birth an marriage she held the prestigious rank o a Princess o the bluid. She mairit a distant cousin o hers. Efter her daith, her husband haed several mistresses, ultimately findin the "love o his life", the witty but mairit Madame de Montesson, whom he mairit efter she became a widow.

Louise Henriette de Bourbon
Duchess o Orléans
Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Duchesse de Chartres and Duchesse d'Orléans (1726-1759), French School of the 18th century.jpg
Louise Henriette in 1743 bi a member o the French School.
Born20 Juin 1726(1726-06-20)
Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd9 Februar 1759(1759-02-09) (aged 32)
Palais Royal, Paris, Fraunce
BuirialVal-de-Grâce, Paris, Fraunce
SpouseLouis Philippe d'Orléans
IssuePhilippe, Duke o Orléans
Bathilde, Duchess o Bourbon
Full name
Louise Henriette de Bourbon
HooseBourbon (Conti branch, bi birth)
Orléans (bi marriage)
FaitherLouis Armand de Bourbon
MitherLouise Élisabeth de Bourbon
SeegnaturLouise Henriette de Bourbon's signature
Armoiries Orléans et Conti.svg


Louise Henriette, kent at coort as Mademoiselle de Conti, wis the youngest dochter o Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince o Conti an his wife Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon.


Ane o Louise Henriette's cousins, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke o Penthièvre, grandson o Keeng Louis XIV, haed proposed mariage tae her, but her mither's choice fell upon the Duke o Chartres. As a result on 17 December 1743, aged o seventeen, Louise Henriette mairit her seicont cousin Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke o Chartres (future Duke o Orléans) in the Ryal Chapel o the Palace o Versailles.


  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.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 20 Juin 1726 – 17 December 1743 Her Maist Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Conti, Princess o the bluid.
  • 17 December 1743 – 4 Februar 1752 Her Maist Serene Highness The Duchess o Chartres, Princess o the bluid.
  • 4 Februar 1752 – 9 Februar 1759 Her Maist Serene Highness The Duchess o Orléans, Princess o the bluid.

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