Marie Adélaïde, Duchess of Louvois

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Marie Adélaïde, Duchess of Louvois Gender: F
born on 23 March 1732 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Versailles, France, 48n48, 2e08
Timezone LMT m2e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°39 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 17°21'

Duchess of Louvois Marie Adélaïde


French royalty, the fourth daughter and sixth child of King Louis XV and his consort, Marie Leszczyńska. As the daughter of the king, she was a Fille de France. She was referred to as Madame Adélaïde from 1737 to 1755 and from 1759 to her death, and simply as Madame from 1755 to 1759.

Originally known as Madame Quatrième ("Madame the Fourth"), until the death of her older sister Louise Marie in 1733, she became Madame Troisième, ("Madame the Third"). Adélaïde also possessed the Duchy of Louvois with her sister Madame Sophie from 1777, which had been created for them by their nephew Louis XVI, in their own right.

She became the head of the group of the three unmarried, younger sisters who survived into adulthood; the others were Madame Victoire and Madame Sophie. They all found solace in music.

She died on 27 February 1800, aged 67, in Triest, Italy.

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Source Notes

Originally this entry had 5pm (rated B), with Sy Scholfield quoting from "Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique Ou Le Mélange Curieux De L'Histoire Sacrée Et Profane" by Louis Moréri (Brandmuller, 1745), p. 834: "Marie-Adelaide de France, née à Versailles le 23. mars 1732. à cinq heures apres midi."

On 18 April 2017 Scholfield changed the birth time to 4:45pm (rated A), having forwarded news report from "Oprechte Haerlemsche courant," 29 March 1732, p. 2: "Parijs den 24 Maert. Saturdag begon de Coningin eenige Ween te voelen , het geen deed geloven dat haer bevalling naby was , gelijck als haer Majefteyt oock 's namiddags quartier voor 5 uuren van een Princes in 't Kraembed bevallen is." (Paris, 24 March. On Saturday the Queen began to feel some pain, and did not believe that her confinement was imminent, but straight away Her Majesty in the afternoon at a quarter to 5 o'clock gave birth to a Princess).


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bourbon, France)