Adélaïde, Princess of Orléans
|Birthname||Louise Marie Adélaïde Eugénie d'Orléans|
|born on||23 August 1777 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°58' 07°42 Asc. 29°24'|
French royalty, one of the twin daughters of Philippe d'Orléans (known as Philippe Égalité during the French Revolution), and his wife, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon. She was titled Mademoiselle de Chartres at birth, Mademoiselle d'Orléans at the death of her twin sister in 1782, Mademoiselle (1783-1812), and Madame Adélaïde (1830). As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, she was a princesse du sang.
She was born half an hour before her twin, Françoise d'Orléans, who died on 6 February 1782, aged 4.
She was considered for marriage to the Duke of Angoulême, but the plans were prevented by queen Marie Antoinette. Later on, she was also considered for marriage to the Duke of Berry, which did not materialise either.
Adelaide received painting lessons from Pierre-Joseph Redouté and produced some highly-regarded botanical studies as a result.
In 1792, she left France with de Genlis to the Austrian Netherlands and then to Switzerland, where she was placed in a convent in Bremgarten. During the Terror her father was guillotined, and her mother was banished to Spain. Sometime in the spring of 1794, Adélaïde moved to the home of her aunt, the Princess of Conti. They moved to Bavaria in 1798 and thereafter to Bratislava, and in 1801, she joined her mother in Barcelona in Spain.
On 25 November 1809, she and her mother attended the wedding of her brother Louis Philippe to Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily in Palermo on Sicily. After the wedding, she did not return with her mother to Spain, but preferred to live with her brother and sister-in-law at Palazzo Orléans in Palermo. She was described as completely devoted to her brother and his family: united with her sister-in-law in their mutual love and concern for him, and a second mother to his children.
After the fall of Napoleon in 1814, she returned with her brother and his family to Paris and settled with them in Palais-Royal. When Louis-Philippe became King of the French in the reign known as the July Monarchy (1830-1848), she was known as Madame Adélaïde.
Adélaïde d'Orléans died aged 70 on 31 December 1847, two months before Louis Philippe's abdication on 24 February 1848.
- sibling relationship with Antoine Philippe, Duke of Montpensier (born 3 July 1775)
- sibling relationship with Louis Charles, Count of Beaujolais (born 7 October 1779)
- sibling relationship with Louis Philippe, King of France (born 6 October 1773)
- has other family relationship with Maria Amalia, Queen Consort of the French (born 26 April 1782). Notes: Sisters-in-law
Sy Scholfield quotes from Revue nobiliaire historique et biographique, Volume 9 (J.B. Dumoulin., 1874), p. 347: "N., Mademoiselle, née le 23 aout 1777 à dix heures du soir; N., demoiselle de Chartres, née une demi-heure apres sa soeur, morte le 6 février 1782." (N., Mademoiselle, born on 23 August 1777, at ten o'clock in the evening, N., Mademoiselle de Chartres, born half an hour after her sister, died on 6 February 1782).
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orléans, France)