Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrix de France (1786 - 1787) MP

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Nicknames: "Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrice de France", "Fille de France", "Madame Sophie"
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Birthplace: Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
Death: Died in Versailles, France
Occupation: Princess of France, Fille de France
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About Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrix de France

  • Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrice de France, Fille de France, Madame Sophie

Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrice de France, Fille de France, Madame Sophie (9 July 1786 – 19 June 1787) was a French princess.

Sophie was born at the Palace of Versailles, the second daughter and youngest of the four children of King Louis XVI of France and his Queen consort, Marie Antoinette. She was named after her great-aunt, Sophie de France, Louis XV's sixth daughter who had died four years earlier.

As the daughter of the king, Sophie was a Fille de France (Daughter of France), ranking third in importance after her mother the queen and her older sister Marie Thérèse, known as Madame Royale.

Sophie was born a very large baby: une très grosse fille but her fragile health was undermined by tuberculosis. She died in Versailles after suffering five or six days of convulsions caused by the cutting of new teeth. She was not yet quite eleven months old.

Her death was a cause for much sorrow on the part of her parents. When Marie Antoinette's foster-brother, Joseph Weber, attempted to console her with the fact that given Sophie's tender age Marie Antoinette must not have grown overly attached to her, the bereaved mother said only, "Don't forget that she would have been my friend." This was a reference to her words after the birth of Sophie's older sister in 1778.

She was buried at the Royal Basilica of Saint Denis north of Paris.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Sophie_H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne_B%C3%A9atrix_of_France

Descendance

  • Le 16 mai 1770, le dauphin Louis Auguste épouse l’archiduchesse Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche2, fille cadette de François de Lorraine, grand-duc de Toscane et empereur souverain du Saint Empire romain germanique et de son épouse Marie-Thérèse, archiduchesse d'Autriche, duchesse de Milan, reine de Bohême et de Hongrie. Cette union est la concrétisation d’une alliance visant à améliorer les relations entre la Maison de Bourbon (France, Espagne, Parme, Naples et Sicile) et la Maison de Habsbourg-Lorraine (Autriche, Bohême, Hongrie, Toscane). Les époux bien qu'étant alors âgés de 14 et 15 ans ne consommeront réellement leur mariage que sept ans plus tard. De leur union, quatre enfants naissent, mais ils n'auront pas de descendance :
  1. Marie-Thérèse de France (19 décembre 1778 – 19 octobre 1851), dite « Madame Royale », qui épouse en 1799 son cousin germain le duc d’Angoulême (1775-1844) ;
  2. Louis Joseph Xavier François de France (22 octobre 1781 – 4 juin 1789), premier dauphin ;
  3. Louis Charles de France (27 mars 1785 – 8 juin 1795), duc de Normandie, second dauphin et futur Louis XVII, surnommé « l'Enfant du Temple » pendant sa captivité ;
  4. Marie Sophie Béatrice de France (29 juillet 1786 – 19 juin 1787).
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Sophie Hélène de France's Timeline

1786
July 9, 1786
Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
1787
June 19, 1787
Versailles, France
1787
Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France