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Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, Comte de Paris

Also Known As: "Филип д'Орлеан"
Birthplace: Palais des Tuileries, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in Stowe House, Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Ferdinand Philippe, duc d'Orleans and Duchess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Husband of María Isabel de Orleans, infanta de España
Father of Amélie d'Orléans, Rainha consorte de Portugal e Algarves; Philippe d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans; Ludvig Filip Robert hertug av Orléans; Hélène d'Orléans, Duchesse d’Aoste; Charles d'Orléans, Prince de France and 4 others
Brother of Robert d’Orléans, duc de Chartres

Occupation: Count of Paris
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About Philippe d'Orléans, comte de Paris,_Count_of_Paris

Philippe d'Orléans Count of Paris, Louis Philippe Albert , Philippe VII King of the Frence (in exile), Prince Royal, Captain Philippe d'Orléans, Louis-Philippe II

Philippe d'Orléans was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. He was a claimant to the French throne from 1848 until his death.

When Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, died in a carriage accedent 13 July 1842, his eldest son, Philippe became Prince Royal, heir-apparent to the throne of the King of the French. His grandfether Louis Philippe I, King of the French abdicated in 1848 and there was a minor effort to place Phillippe on the throne, under the name of Louis-Philippe II, with his mother, Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin as regent. This was not successful, and Phillippe and his mother, fled, and the French Second Republic was proclaimed.

Phillippe volunteered to serve as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War along with his younger brother, the Duke of Chartres. As Captain Philippe d'Orléans, the Count of Paris served on the staff of the commander of the Army of the Potomac under Major General George McClellan for nearly a year. He distinguished himself during the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign. Phillippe was an historian, journalist and outspoken democrat. His history of the American Civil War is considered a standard reference work.

In 1864 he married his paternal first cousin Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1848–1919), Infanta of Spain. She was daughter of Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain and Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824–1890), the youngest son of Louis-Philippe of France and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily.

In 1873, anticipating a restoration of the monarchy by the largely monarchist National Assembly that had been elected following the fall of Napoleon III, the Count of Paris withdrew his claims to the French throne in favour of the legitimist claimant, Henri V, best known as the Comte de Chambord. It was assumed by most that the Count of Paris was Chambord's heir, and would thus be able to succeed to the throne upon the childless Chambord's death, reuniting the two claims that had divided French monarchists since 1830. However, Chambord's refusal to recognize the tricolor as the French flag sabotaged hopes of a restoration, and Chambord died in 1883 without ever specifically recognizing his Orléanist rival as his heir. Upon the Count of Chambord's death, the Count of Paris was recognized by most monarchists as Philippe VII of France. This succession was disputed by the Carlist descendants of the Bourbon kings of Spain, who argued that being descended directly from Louis XIV their claim was greater than that of the Orléanists'; however, this argument pointedly ignored Philip V of Spain's renunciation of his and his descendants' claim to the French throne pursuant to the Treaty of Utrecht. The Count of Paris lived in Sheen House, Sheen in Surrey, England, where his grandfather had sought refuge after his abdication.

  • Phillippe and his wife had eight children:
  • Amélie d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1865–1951). She married Carlos I of Portugal in 1886.
  • Prince Louis Philippe Robert d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans, Duke of Orléans (1869–1926). Married Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria daughter of Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria in 1896,
  • Hélène d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1871–1951). She married Emmanuel Philibert, 2nd Duke of Aosta in 1895.
  • Charles d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans (1875–1875).
  • Isabelle d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1878–1961). She married Prince Jean D'Orléans, Duke of Guise in 1899.
  • Jacques d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans (1880–1881).
  • Louise d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1882–1958). She married Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in 1907. Through her daughter Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, she was the grandmother of King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
  • Ferdinand d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier (1884–1924). He married Marie Isabelle Gonzales de Olañeta et Ibaretta, Marchioness of Valdeterrazo in 1921.

Titles in pretence

Titular King of the French

(26 August 1850 – 8 September 1894)

Preceded by Louis-Philippe I

Louis Philippe I d'Orléans, roi des Français

Succeeded by Philippe VIII

Philippe d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans

Titular King of France and Navarre

(24 August 1883 – 8 September 1894)

Preceded by Henri V

Henri d'Artois, duc de Bordeaux, comte de Chambord

Succeeded by Philippe VIII

Philippe d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans

Heir apparent of the Throne of the King of the French

(13 July 1842 – 24 February 1848)

Preceded by Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans

Ferdinand Philippe, duc d'Orleans

Succeeded by Robert, Duke of Chartres

Robert d’Orléans, duc de Chartres,_kralj_Francuza

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Philippe d'Orléans, comte de Paris's Timeline

August 24, 1838
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 30, 1864
Age 25
Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, England
September 28, 1865
Age 27
York House, Twickenham, Middlesex, England
August 24, 1869
Age 31
York House, Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Age 30
June 13, 1871
Age 32
York House, Twickenham, Middlesex, England
January 21, 1875
Age 36
Paris, Île-de-France, France
May 7, 1878
Age 39
Château d'Eu
April 5, 1880
Age 41
February 24, 1882
Age 43
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France