Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, duchesse de Berry

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About Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, duchesse de Berry

Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (20 August 1695 – 21 July 1719) was a member of the House of Orléans who married Charles, Duke of Berry, youngest grandson of Louis XIV.


Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans was born at the Palace of Versailles. She was the eldest of the surviving children of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France, and of his wife Françoise Marie de Bourbon, a legitimised daughter of Louis XIV of France. She was given the honorary title of Mademoiselle d'Orléans at birth. After her marriage the title would be given to her younger sister Louise Adélaïde d'Orléans. She was baptised at Saint-Cloud on 29 July 1696.[1]

Louise Élisabeth grew up at the Palais-Royal, the Orléans residence in Paris. After recovering from a near fatal illness at the age of six, her father personally nursed her day and night in order to save her life.[2] Her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Madame, known since her childhood as Liselotte, wrote in her memoirs that from a very early age, Louise Élisabeth: ... had entirely her own way, so that it is not surprising she should be like a headstrong horse.

At the age of ten, Louise Élisabeth, again caught smallpox at Saint-Cloud and her grandmother wrote in her memoirs that Mademoiselle d'Orléans was presumed dead for over six hours.[3] - read more...

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Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, duchesse de Berry's Timeline

August 20, 1695
Versailles, France
July 21, 1711
Age 15
March 26, 1713
Age 17
Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
June 16, 1714
Age 18
Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
March 28, 1719
Age 23
Paris, France
July 21, 1719
Age 23
July 24, 1719
Age 23
Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France