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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 Keeng 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.

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
Born 13 Apryle 1747(1747-04-13)
Château de Saint Cloud, Fraunce
Dee'd 6 November 1793(1793-11-06) (aged 46)
Place de la Révolution, Paris
Buirial Madeleine Cemetery, Paris, Fraunce
Spouse Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon
Issue Louis Philippe I
Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier
Adélaïde, Princess o Orléans
Louis Charles, Coont o Beaujolais
Full name
Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans
Hoose Hoose o Orléans
Faither Louis Philippe, Duke o Orléans
Mither Louise Henriette de Bourbon
Seegnatur Philippe d'Orléans's signature
Crown of a Prince of the Blood of France.svg
Blason duche fr Orleans (moderne).svg

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Born ootside Paris at the Château de Saint Cloud, he wis gien the title o Duke o Montpensier at birth. He haed the rank o a Prince du sang (prince o the blood) at the French royal court 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 Royal Chapel o Versailles on 5 Aprile 1769.


  1. Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Keeng o the French (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) mairit Maria Amalia o Naples and Sicily.
  2. Antoine Philippe, Duke o Montpensier (3 July 1775 – 18 Mey 1807) died unmarried.
  3. Adélaïde d'Orléans, later made a "'Princess o Orléans'" (23 August 1777 – 31 December 1847) died unmarried.
  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) died unmarried.

Titles and stylesEedit

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

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