Louis Philippe, King of France

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Name
Louis Philippe, King of France Gender: M
Duc d'Orleans
born on 6 October 1773 at 09:40 (= 09:40 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°25' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°31 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°55'



King of France Louis Philippe

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • 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)

Source Notes

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.

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (40 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orléans, France)