Louis VI Henri Joseph de Bourbon (1756 - 1830)

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Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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About Louis VI Henri Joseph de Bourbon

Life

  • He was the only son of Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé and his wife, Charlotte de Rohan.
  • As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a prince du sang. Prior to his accession to the Condé title, he was known as the duc de Bourbon.
  • In 1770, he married Louise Marie Thérèse Bathilde d'Orléans, daughter of Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans and Louise Henriette de Bourbon. In 1772 their only son, Louis Antoine, duc d'Enghien, was born. The marriage was not a happy one, and in 1780 the couple separated. Louis never remarried.
  • Shortly afterwards, the duc de Bourbon began a public affair with an opera singer, Marguerite Michelot, which resulted in two illegitimate daughters, one of whom, Adèle, went on to marry the comte de Reuilly. During the French Revolution, the duc accompanied his father into exile in England and survived the purge of the House of Bourbon in France, which cost the life of King Louis XVI and his Queen Marie-Antoinette, amongst others.
  • In 1804, his son, the duc d'Enghien, was abducted in Germany by order of Napoleon and executed in the moat of the Château de Vincennes on trumped up charges of treason. The duc d'Enghien had been married to Charlotte de Rohan-Rochefort for less than two months and had no issue.
  • The duc de Bourbon returned with his father to France after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, and both recovered their fortunes and public status. On his father's death in 1818, he assumed the title of Prince de Condé.
  • If French kings Henry IV or Louis XIII had no children, Louis Henri would be the last living male line member of the House of Bourbon. However this could have changed as his paternal grandmother would not have existed either as a granddaughter of Louis XIII.
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Louis Henri Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Condé's Timeline

1756
April 13, 1756
Paris, Île-de-France, France
1770
1770
Age 13
Versailles, 78000, Yvelines, Ile de France, FRANCE
1772
August 2, 1772
Age 16
Château de Chantilly, France
1780
November 10, 1780
Age 24
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1782
September 10, 1782
Age 26
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1830
August 30, 1830
Age 74