Philippe Angélique de Froissy

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About Philippe Angélique de Froissy

Philippe Angélique de Froissy (1702 – 15 October 1785 in Paris) was an illegitimate daughter of Philippe d'Orléans, the nephew and son-in-law of Louis XIV of France. She was comtesse de Ségur by marriage, and a courtier of Louis XV, her cousin.

Her son, Philippe Henri, the maréchal de Ségur Her mother was Christine Antoinette Charlotte Desmares (1682–1753), a beautiful actress ("tragedienne") of the Théâtre-Français who was painted by Jean-Baptiste Santerre.

Charlotte Desmares was a niece of Marie Champmeslé and one of the many mistresses of the regent, Philippe d'Orléans, around 1702, the year their daughter was born. Also born in 1702 was another illegitimate child of the duke, Jean Philippe d'Orléans, by a lady-in-waiting, Madame d'Argenton. Angélique's half-brother was legitimised in 1706, whereas Angélique was neither acknowledged nor recognized,[2] although Madame du Prat erroneously states in her memoirs that she was recognized on 22 April 1722, the same day as the abbé de Saint-Albin, another illegitimate son of the Duke of Orléans by his mistress Florence Pellerin.

Madame de Ségur belonged to the inner circle of Louis XV's intimates.[3] She is described as "fresh, white, well made, strong and intoxicating".[4]

She married Henri François, comte de Ségur (1689–1751) at Cagny[disambiguation needed] or Paris on 10 or 12 September 1718. He was the son Henri Joseph, comte de Ségur and Claude Élisabeth Binet.

Called le beau Ségur ("the handsome Ségur"), her husband had been "master of the wardrobe" of the Regent (maître de la garderobe du Régent). He lived in an hôtel in Passy, Paris on a beautiful ten-acre property, which later passed to the Duchess of Valentinois and was named Hôtel de Valentinois after her. (The property is famous for being the residence of Benjamin Franklin for nearly ten years.)[5][6]

They had at least five children:

Philippine Charlotte de Ségur (Paris, 12 July 1719 - Paris, 12 July 1719) Henriette Élisabeth de Ségur (Paris, 20 September 1722 - 1747?), unmarried and without issue Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur (Paris, 20 January 1724 - Paris, 3 October 1801), marshal of France in 1783, twin with the below Philippe Angelique de Ségur (Paris, 20 January 1724 - Paris, 20 January 1724), twin with the above Henriette Césarine de Ségur (1726-1782), married Bertrand Gaich, baron de la Crozes, Knight of Saint-Louis. Angélique died in Paris 1785 at 83 years of age, and was buried at the Église Saint-Eustache, Paris.

About Philippe Angélique de Froissy (Français)

Philippe Angélique de Froissy, par son mariage comtesse de Ségur, est née vers 1702 et morte le 15 octobre 1785.

Fille naturelle de Philippe d'Orléans (1674-1723), duc d'Orléans, futur Régent, et de Christine Charlotte Desmares (1682-1753), elle fut légitimée en 1722.

Elle épousa à Cagny le 12 septembre 1718 Henri François, comte de Ségur (1689-1751). Ils eurent pour fils Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur (1724-1801), maréchal de France en 1783.

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Philippe Angélique de Froissy's Timeline

January 20, 1724
Age 22
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Age 83