Louise Élisabeth o Fraunce

Louise Élisabeth o Fraunce, Dochter o Fraunce (Marie Louise Élisabeth; 14 August 1727 – 6 December 1759) wis the eldest dochter o Keeng Louis XV o Fraunce an his wife Marie Leszczyńska, an the elder twin o Anne Henriette. She mairit Infante Philip o Spain, younger son o Philip V o Spain, who inherited the Duchy o Parma frae his mither in 1748, tharebi founding the Bourbon line in Parma. She functioned as the de facto ruler o the Duchy o Parma atween 1748 an 1759. Prior tae her mairiage she wis kent at her faither's coort as Madame Élisabeth. She haed a twin sister Henriette.

Louise Élisabeth o Fraunce
Duchess o Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla
Madame Infante posthumous portrait Nattier.jpg
1761 painting o Louise Élisabeth bi Jean Marc Nattier.
Born14 August 1727(1727-08-14)
Pailace o Versailles, Fraunce
Dee'd6 December 1759(1759-12-06) (aged 32)
Pailace o Versailles, Fraunce
BuirialRyal Basilica, Saint Denis
SpousePhilip o Spain
IssueIsabella, Airchduchess o Austrick
Ferdinand, Duke o Parma
Maria Luisa, Queen o Spain
Full name
Marie Louise Élisabeth de France
HooseBourbons o Fraunce (bi birth)
Bourbons o Spain (bi mairiage)
FaitherLouis XV o Fraunce
MitherMaria Leszczyńska
SeegnaturLouise Élisabeth o Fraunce's signature


The twal-year-auld Élisabeth wis mairit bi proxy in Versailles on 26 August 1739, an thereafter kent as "Madame Infante" in Fraunce. In September, she left for Spain, an the king wis reportedly sae moved that he entered her carriage an accompanied her for the first miles on her journey. She passed the mairch an met her nineteen-year-auld husband some thirty kilometers northeast o Madrid, at Alcalá de Henares, whaur the mairiage ceremony teuk place on 25 October 1739.


  1. Princess Isabella o Parma (31 December 1741 – 27 November 1763) mairit Airchduke Joseph o Austrick an haed issue.
  2. Prince Ferdinando o Parma (later Duke o Parma) (20 Januar 1751 – 9 October 1802) mairit Maria Amalia o Austrick an haed issue.
  3. Princess Maria Luisa o Parma (9 December 1751 – 2 Januar 1819) mairit Carlos IV o Spain an haed issue.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 14 August 1727 - 26 August 1739 "Madame Première", Dochter o Fraunce.
  • 26 August 1739 - 18 October 1748 Her Ryal Highness Infanta Maria Luisa Isabel o Spain.
  • 18 October 1748 - 6 December 1759 Her Ryal Highness The Duchess of Parma [Piacenza an Guastalla]

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