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Marie Thérèse de Bourbon

Birthplace: Versailles, France
Death: April 27, 1748 (1)
Versailles, France (convulsions)
Place of Burial: Basilique Saint Deinis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis,Île-de France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Louis, dauphin de France and Marie de Bourbon, dauphine de France
Half sister of Auguste d'Adonville; Stillborn Son de France; Marie Zéphyrine de France; Louis Joseph Xavier de Bourbon, duc de Bourgogne; de France and 8 others

Occupation: Princess of France, Madame Royale
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About Marie Thérèse de France

Princess Marie Thérèse of France (1746–1748)

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Marie Thérèse

Princess of France

Madame Royale'

Full name

Marie Thérèse de France

Father Louis, Dauphin of France

Mother Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain

Born 19 July 1746(1746-07-19)

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

Died 27 April 1748 (aged 1)

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

Burial Basilica of St Denis, France

Marie Thérèse de France, fille de France, Madame Royale, (19 July 1746 – 27 April 1748[1]%29 was a French princess by birth. She was the second of her paternal grandparents' grandchildren after the birth of Princess Isabella of Parma (1741-1763)[2].


   * 1 Biography

* 2 References and notes
* 3 Ancestors
* 4 Titles, styles, honours and arms
o 4.1 Titles and styles
* 5 Titles
As the eldest daughter of Louis, Dauphin de France (1729–1765), Marie Thérèse de France was given the honorific title Madame Royale at birth. Her mother was the Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain[3].

Her parents were second cousins, both being descendants of Louis, Dauphin de France (1661–1711). Marie Thérèse was greeted with much joy despite being a girl. Her mother died on 22 July 1746, four days after bringing her into the world. The infant was put in the care of Madame de Tallard immediately after her birth. Louis was only sixteen years old when Maria Teresa died; he grieved intensely at the loss of his wife, but his responsibility to provide an heir for the succession to the throne of France necessitated that he remarry quickly, which he did on 9 February 1747, at Versailles.

Marie Thérèse's stepmother, Duchess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1731–1767) paid the child much attention, and would later be occupied with her own children, three of which became kings of France (Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X).

As a child of the Dauphin of France, she was given the surname de France, not de Bourbon. The latter was used by Princes of the Blood. As a Granddaughter of France she was allowed the style of Royal Highness.

Prior to her death when she was almost two years old, Madame Royale had been suffering from a brutal sprouting of teeth; as a result, emetic was administer to try to stop the pain. Naturally this failed, and Madame Royale then suffered from convulsions which led to her sudden death on 27 April 1748. On that day, she was baptised as Marie Thérèse in honour of her mother. She was buried in the Basilica of St Denis, the necropolis of the French royal family since King Dagobert I who died in 639.

Her father was deeply affected by the death of Marie Thérèse, as she was his only link with her deceased mother. Her stepmother later commissioned a painting (now lost)[4] of the infant to be left over her cradle. .

The marriage of her parents on 23 February 1745

Louis de France, her father

Marie Thérèse, her mother

Duchess Maria Josepha of Saxony, her stepmother

[edit] References and notes

  1. ^ Date of Birth and Death

2. ^ Eldest child of Philip, Duke of Parma 1720-1765 (Marie-Thérèse's maternal uncle) and his wife Princess Louise Élisabeth of France 1727-1759 (paternal aunt of Marie-Thérèse)
3. ^ Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain was known as Marie Thérèse Raphaëlle de Bourbon, Infante d'Espagne in France
4. ^ [1]
Titles and styles

   * 19 July 1746 – 27 April 1748 Her Royal Highness Madame Royale

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Marie Thérèse de France's Timeline

July 19, 1746
Versailles, France
April 27, 1748
Age 1
Versailles, France
Age 1
Basilique Saint Deinis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis,Île-de France, France