Louis Philippe, King of France
|born on||6 October 1773 at 09:40 (= 09:40 AM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||13°25' 15°31 Asc. 20°55'|
French royalty, known as "the Citizen King," who reigned in France from 1830 to 1848 as the leader of the Orléanist party. As a member of the cadet branch of the Royal House of France and a cousin of King Louis XVI of France by reason of his descent from their common ancestors Louis XIII and Louis XIV of France, he had earlier found it necessary to flee France during the period of the French Revolution in order to avoid imprisonment and execution, a fate that actually befell his father Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. He spent 21 years in exile after he left France in 1793.
He was proclaimed king in 1830 after his cousin Charles X was forced to abdicate in the wake of the events of the July Revolution of that year. His government, known as the July Monarchy, was dominated by members of a wealthy French elite and numerous former Napoleonic officials. He followed conservative policies, especially under the influence of the French statesman François Guizot during the period 1840–1848. He also promoted friendship with Britain and sponsored colonial expansion, notably the conquest of Algeria. His popularity faded as economic conditions in France deteriorated in 1847, and he was forced to abdicate after the outbreak of the French Revolution of 1848.
In 1809, Louis Philippe married Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, daughter of King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Maria Carolina of Austria. They had ten children. From 1848, Louis Philippe and his family remained in exile in Great Britain in Claremont, Surrey, where he died on 26 August 1850, aged 76.
- parent->child relationship with Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (born 31 July 1824)
- parent->child relationship with Charles d'Orléans, Duke of Penthièvre (born 1 January 1820)
- parent->child relationship with Clémentine, Princess of Orléans (born 3 June 1817)
- parent->child relationship with François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (born 14 August 1818)
- parent->child relationship with Françoise, Princess of Orléans (1816) (born 28 March 1816)
- parent->child relationship with Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale (born 16 January 1822)
- parent->child relationship with Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Nemours (born 25 October 1814)
- spouse relationship with Maria Amalia, Queen Consort of the French (born 26 April 1782). Notes: 1809-1850
- sibling relationship with Adélaïde, Princess of Orléans (born 23 August 1777)
- sibling relationship with Antoine Philippe, Duke of Montpensier (born 3 July 1775)
- sibling relationship with Louis Charles, Count of Beaujolais (born 7 October 1779)
- other kin relationship with Pierre d'Orléans, Duke of Penthièvre (born 4 November 1845). Notes: Grandkin
- Relationship : Marriage 25 November 1809 (Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily)
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- Work : Gain social status 1830 (King of France, 18 years)
Andre Barbault in personal correspondence with LMR May 2001 confirms the data from B.C. (Formerly, Penfield Collection quoted Barbault and Lescaut the same as "private records.")
Sy Scholfield quotes 3 AM from news report (Amsterdamse courant, 14 October 1773, p. 1) and a more specific time of 3:45 AM from various books, e.g., "Revue nobiliaire historique et biographique, Volume 9" (J.B. Dumoulin., 1874), p. 347: "N., duc de Valois, né le 6 octobre 1773 à trois heures trois quarts du matin, ondoyé le même jour par André Gautier, docteur de Sorbonne, aumônier du duc d'Orléans." The baptismal certificate, dated 12 May 1788, at Notre Dame de Versailles, accessed through the online Yvelines archives, contains no birth time.
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (40 years)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orléans, France)