Marie Françoise de Bourbon

Marie Françoise de Bourbon, Légitimée de France, Granddochter o Fraunce bi mairiage (4 Mey 1677 – 1 Februar 1749) wis the youngest legitimised dochter o Keeng Louis XIV an his mistress Madame de Montespan. Placed in the care o Madame de Maintenon along with her brither the Coont o Toulouse. Like her half-sister Marie Anne, she wis nown as Mademoiselle de Blois frae November 1681. She would remain close to both o her brithers the Coont o Toulouse an their elder brither the Duke o Maine. In Februar 1692, alledgedly with the influence o her fomer governess Madame de Maintenon, Mademoiselle de Blois would mairit her first cousin Philippe, d'Orléans, then-the Duke o Chartres[1]

Marie Françoise de Bourbon
Duchess o Orléans
Gobert - Françoise Marie de Bourbon with her son Louis of Orléans.jpg
Undated portrait identified as the Duchess o Orléans with her son Louis d'Orléans bi Pierre Gobert.
Born4 Mey 1677(1677-05-04)
Château de Maintenon, Fraunce
Dee'd1 Februar 1749(1749-02-01) (aged 71)
Palais Royal, Paris, France
Buirial6 Februar 1749
Kirk o La Madeleine de Trainel, Paris
SpousePhilippe d'Orléans
IssueMarie Louise, Duchess o Berry
Adélaïde, Abbess o Chelles
Charlotte Aglaé, Duchess o Modena
Louis, Duke o Orléans
Élisabeth, Queen o Spain
Philippine Élisabeth, Mademoiselle de Beaujolais
Louise, Princess o Conti
Full name
Marie Françoise de Bourbon, Légitimée de France
RoyalOrléans (bi marriage)
Bourbon (bi birth)
FaitherLouis XIV o Fraunce
MitherMadame de Montespan
SeegnaturMarie Françoise de Bourbon's signature


On 18 Februar 1692, in the Ryal Chaipel o the Palace o Versailles Mademoiselle de Blois mairit her first cousin Philippe, d'Orléans, The "Duke o Chartres". He wis the only surving son o Philippe o Fraunce, Duke o Orléans, "Monsieur"[2] an his second wife Elisabeth Charlotte o the Palatinate, "La Princesse Palatine". As a result o her mairiage she wis entitled to the style o address o Her Ryal Highness.


  1. Unnamed dochter kent as Mademoiselle de Valois (17 December 1693 - 17 October 1694) died in infancy.
  2. Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (20 August 1695 - 21 Julie 1719) mairit Charles o Fraunce, Duke o Berry an haed issue.
  3. Louise Adélaïde d'Orléans (13 August 1698 - 10 Februar 1743) Abbess o Chelles died unmairit.
  4. Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (20 October 1700 - 19 Januar 1761) mairit Francesco III d'Este, Duke o Modena an haed issue.
  5. Louis d'Orléans, Duke o Orléans (4 August 1703 - 4 Februar 1752) mairit Auguste o Baden-Baden an haed issue.
  6. Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (11 December 1709 - 16 Juin 1742) mairit Keeng Luis I o Spain, nae issue.
  7. Philippine Élisabeth d'Orléans (18 December 1714 - 21 Mey 1734) engaged tae Infante Carlos o Spain but never mairit, nae issue.
  8. Louise Diane d'Orléans (27 Juin 1716 - 26 September 1736) mairit Louis François de Bourbon, Prince o Conti an haed issue.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 4 Mey 1677 – 22 November 1681 Marie Françoise de Bourbon.
  • 22 November 1681 – 18 Februar 1692 Marie Françoise de Bourbon, Legitimée de France, "Mademoiselle de Blois".
  • 18 Februar 1692 – 9 Juin 1701 Her Ryal Highness the Duchess o Chartres.
  • 9 Juin 1701 – 2 December 1723 Her Ryal Highness the Duchess o Orléans.
  • 2 December 1723 – 1 Februar 1749 Her Ryal Highness the Dowager Duchess o Orléans.

References an notesEedit

  1. an future Regent o Fraunce for the child Louis XV o Fraunce frae 1715 tae 1723.
  2. Himself the only brither o Keeng Louis XIV, an known at coort simply as "Monsieur"

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