Antoine, Duke of Montpensier

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Antoine, Duke of Montpensier Gender: M
Antoine Marie Philippe Louis d'Orléans
born on 31 July 1824 at 05:40 (= 05:40 AM )
Place Neuilly sur Seine, France, 48n53, 2e16
Timezone LMT m2e16 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°53' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°18 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°18'

Duke of Montpensier Antoine


French royalty, the youngest son of King Louis Philippe of France and his wife Maria Amelia Teresa of the Two Sicilies. He was styled as the Duke of Montpensier. He died on 4 February 1890 at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

On 10 October 1846 at Madrid, Spain, he married Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, the daughter of King Ferdinand VII of Spain and his wife Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies. They had ten children.

Antoine de Montpensier lived in Spain from 1848 when he and his family had to leave France after the Revolution of 1848. During the Spanish revolution of 1868, he supported the insurgents under Juan Prim against Queen Isabella II of Spain, his own sister-in-law.

In 1870 he fought a duel against Infante Enrique, Duke of Seville, the brother of Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and killed him. Antoine was convicted and sentenced to one month in prison.

On 16 November 1870 the Cortes voted for the next king and chose Amadeo of Savoy with 191 votes. Antoine only received 27 votes, and left Spain, only to return in 1874. His ambitions were fulfilled by his daughter Mercedes, who became Queen of Spain after her marriage to Alfonso XII, son of Isabella II.

He died on 4 February 1890, aged 65, in Palacio de Orléans-Borbón, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 10 October 1846 (Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Réplique... pour MM. les princes de Rohan contre S.A.R Mgr le duc d'Aumale... et Mme la Baronne de Feuchères" by Antoine-Louis-Marie Hennequin (Warée, 1832), p. 141: "Je m'empresse, Monsieur, de vous informer que madame la duchesse d'Orléans est très-heureusement accouchée ce matin, à 5 heures 40 minutes, d'un gross garcon très-bien portant... Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, Neuilly, ce samedi 31 juillet 1824."


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orléans)