Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans

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Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans Gender: M
born on 16 April 1607 (greg.) at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Fontainebleau, France, 48n24, 2e42
Timezone LMT m2e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°23' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°27 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°24'

Duke of Orléans Nicolas Henri (circa 1610)


French royalty, the second son and fourth child of Henry IV of France and his Italian queen Marie de' Medici.

Nicolas Henri was known as Monsieur d'Orléans or the Prince sans nom (prince without name), as it was customary in the royal house of France to name the children only at the time of their baptism. His youngest brother, Gaston de France, titled at birth as Duke of Anjou as was customary for the third son, was born in 1608. At a very young age, he had been engaged to Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, heiress of the House of Bourbon-Montpensier. Marie was the greatest heiress of the age and was the future mother of la Grande Mademoiselle. Nicolas Henri died at the age of four on 17 November 1611 at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, as a result of an epileptic attack. The title of Duke of Orléans reverted to the crown and was later given to his younger brother Gaston who outlived him for another four decades. His brother would also marry Marie in 1626.

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  • Other Death 17 November 1611 (greg.) (epileptic attack)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Histoire Généalogique Et Chronologique de la Maison Royale de Bourbon, Volume 2" by Nicolas Louis Achaintre (Mansut, 1825), p. 68: "N.... de France, duc d'orleans, ne a Fontainebleau le 16 Avril 1607, entre dix et onze heures du soir." [Abridged translation: "between ten and eleven o'clock at night"].


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family