Philippe Égalité

Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans, Prince o the French bluid ryal (13 Apryle 1747 – 6 November 1793) commonly kent as Philippe d'Orléans, wis a member o the Hoose o Orléans. He actively supported the French Revolution and adoptit the name Philippe Égalité, but wis still guillotined during the Reign o Terror in the French Revolution. His son Louis Philippe I became King o the French efter the July Revolution o 1830. He held the rank o prince o the bluid. He haed a short affair wi Madame de Genlis, a lady-in-waiting o his wife. He also owned an redesigned the Parc Monceau in Paris.

Philippe d'Orléans
Duke o Orléans
Portrait of Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (known as Philippe Égalité) in ceremonial robes of the Order of the Holy Spirit by Antoine François Callet.jpg
Born13 Apryle 1747(1747-04-13)
Château de Saint Cloud, Fraunce
Dee'd6 November 1793(1793-11-06) (aged 46)
Place de la Révolution, Paris
BuirialMadeleine Cemetery, Paris, Fraunce
SpouseLouise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon
IssueLouis Philippe I
Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier
Adélaïde, Princess o Orléans
Louis Charles, Coont o Beaujolais
Full name
Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans
HooseHoose o Orléans
FaitherLouis Philippe, Duke o Orléans
MitherLouise Henriette de Bourbon
SeegnaturPhilippe d'Orléans's signature
Crown of a Prince of the Blood of France.svg
Blason duche fr Orleans (moderne).svg

Small biographyEedit

Born ootside Paris at the Château de Saint Cloud, he wis gien the teetle o Duke o Montpensier at birth. He haed the rank o a Prince du sang (prince o the blood) at the French ryal coort which allowed the uise o Serene Highness in documents. Eventually he wis engaged tae a distant cousin Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Penthièvre, then the greatest heiress in Fraunce an the twa war mairit in the Ryal Chaipel o the Palace o Versailles on 5 Aprile 1769.


  1. Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Keeng o the French (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) mairit Princess Maria Amalia o Naples an haed issue.
  2. Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier (3 July 1775 – 18 Mey 1807) niver mairit an haed nae kent issue.
  3. Adélaïde d'Orléans, later made a "'Princess o Orléans'" (23 August 1777 – 31 December 1847) niver mairit.
  4. Françoise d'Orléans (twin sister o Adélaïde) (1777–1782) died young.
  5. Louis Charles d'Orléans, Coont o Beaujolais (17 October 1779 – 30 Mey 1808) niver mairit an haed nae kent issue.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 13 Aprile 1747 – 4 Februar 1752 His Maist Serene Highness the Duke o Montpensier, Prince du Sang (Monseigneur le duc de Montpensier)
  • 4 Februar 1752 – 18 November 1785 His Maist Serene Highness the Duke o Chartres, Prince du Sang (Monseigneur le duc de Chartres)
  • 18 November 1785 – 6 November 1793 His Maist Serene Highness the Duke o Orléans, Prince du Sang (Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans)

Ither wabsteidsEedit

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