Philippe Charles d'Orléans (1664 - 1666) MP

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Birthplace: Palais Fontainebleau, France
Death: Died in Palais Royal, Paris, France
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About Philippe Charles d'Orléans

Philippe Charles d'Orléans, duc of Valois House - House of Orléans Father - Philippe de France Mother - Henrietta Anne of England Born - 16 July 1664, Palace of Fontainebleau, France Died - 8 December 1666 (aged 2), Palais-Royal, Paris, France Burial - Royal Basilica of Saint Denis

Philippe Charles d'Orléans, petit-fils de France, Duke of Valois (16 July 1664 – 8 December 1666[1]) was a French prince and Grandson of France. He was created Duke of Valois at the time of his birth. He was a short lived nephew of Louis XIV.


Born at the Palace of Fontainebleau in July 1664, he was created the Duke of Valois at his birth. His father, Philippe de France, known at court as Monsieur was married to Henrietta Anne of England, daughter of the murdered Charles I of England and the French born Queen Henriette Marie. As such, his parents were first cousins.

He received the names of his father, Philippe and his maternal grandfather, Charles.

Philippe Charles birth helped to smooth over the difficult relationship his parents had; his father was a renowned homosexual who was under the domination of his long term lover the Chevalier de Lorraine. Monsieur complained that Henriette (known simply as Madame) flirted with men at court including the king himself. Court gossip claimed that Philippe Charles' own older sister Marie Louise, was the product of Louis XIV's and Madame's flirting.

After the death of the Queen mother, Anne of Austria in January 1666, Louis XIV promised to raise Philippe Charles with his first cousin le Grand Dauphin. At the end of the year, Philippe Charles himself succumbed and died at the Palais-Royal in Paris, the grace and favour residence of his parents. He was Royal Basilica of Saint Denis, outside Paris.

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Philippe Charles d'Orléans, duc de Valois's Timeline

July 16, 1664
December 8, 1666
Age 2
Palais Royal, Paris, France
Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France