Antoine Philippe, Duke of Montpensier

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Antoine Philippe, Duke of Montpensier Gender: M
Louis Antoine Philippe d'Orléans
born on 3 July 1775 at 19:12 (= 7:12 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°32' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°34 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 29°49'

Duke of Montpensier Antoine Philippe (1834)


French duke, as a son of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans (nom de rėvolution: "Philippe Égalité") (1747–1793), and his duchess Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans. He was the younger brother of Louis Philippe, later King of the French. Antoine had a deep affection for him, and they were only ever separated during the Reign of Terror and the events that followed between 1793 and 1797.

In 1791, Antoine Philippe was appointed an aide-de-camp, with the rank of sous-lieutenant in his brother's regiment (his brother, then duc de Chartres, was known as "Général Égalité.") He was made adjutant-general before the battle of Jemmapes, in which both he and his brother fought.

In April 1793, whilst adjutant-general in the armée du Var, Antoine Philippe was arrested at the same time as the other Bourbons who had remained in France. He was imprisoned in Fort Saint-Jean at Marseille.

During his imprisonment, Antoine Philippe contracted the tuberculosis that eventually killed him. He also had an illegitimate child with Françoise Barbaroux — a son called Jean-Antoine-Philippe Dentend (7 July 1797 – 5 March 1858)— whom Antoine never saw. On 13 fructidor year IV (30 August 1796), the French Directory decided to exile him to Philadelphia, where the French Republic's chargé-d'affaires in the United States of America granted him an annual pension of 15,000 francs. He set out on 5 November 1796, accompanied by his brother Louis Charles, comte de Beaujolais, and in February 1797 met Louis-Philippe in Philadelphia. For two years they travelled around New England, in the Great Lakes and Mississippi area.

Returning to Europe in 1800, the royal House of Bourbon was still in exile from France, so the brothers set up in England at Twickenham. In 1807 Antoine Philippe's pulmonary tuberculosis worsened. His elder brother wanted to take him to Devon to benefit from the fresh air but, twelve miles out of Twickenham, they had to stop at an inn at Salthill (near Windsor). Having a respiratory crisis, Antoine Philippe died there on 18 May 1807, aged 31.

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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 July 1797 (Birth of son, Jean-Antoine-Philippe Dentend)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes news report from "'s Hertogenbossche courant," 18 July 1775, p. 2: "Het was naauwlyks een week geleden, dat de Hertog de Chartres naar Rochefort vertrokken was, om aldaar aan boord van het Evolutie Esquauer te gaan, of de Hertogin zyne Gemaalin is van een Prins in het Kraambedde bevallen: Dit gefchiedde den 3 dezer maand omtrent tegen 8 uuren des avonds, en terftond daar na is een Expresfe met die aangenaame tyding aan den voorn. Hertog gezonden."

(It was almost a week ago that the Duke left Chartres for Rochefort aboard the Evolution Esquauer, while the Duchess his wife gave birth to a Prince: This happened on the 3rd of this month at about 8 o'clock in the evening, and afterwards there is an Expresse with that pleasant note on the front sent by the Duke).

Scholfield notes a more specific time given in "Revue nobiliaire historique et biographique, Volume 9" (J.B. Dumoulin., 1874), p. 347: "N., duc de Montpensier, née [sic] le 3 juillet 1775 à sept heures douze minutes du soir" (N., Duke of Montpensier, born on 3 July 1775 at seven hours, twelve minutes of the evening).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Adjutant-general)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orléans, France)