Henri, Count of Paris (1933–2019)
|Count of Paris, Duke of France|
|Orléanist pretender to the French throne|
|Pretence||19 June 1999 – 21 January 2019|
|Predecessor||Henri, Count of Paris|
|Heir apparent||Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme|
|Born||14 June 1933|
|Died||21 January 2019(aged 85)|
Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg
(m. 1957; div. 1984)
Micaela Cousiño Quiñones de León
|Issue||Princess Marie of Liechtenstein|
François, Count of Clermont
Jean, Duke of Vendôme
Eudes, Duke of Angoulême
|Father||Henri, Count of Paris|
|Mother||Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza|
Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris, Duke of France (Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans; 14 June 1933 – 21 January 2019), was head of the House of Orléans. He was one of the pretenders to the defunct French crown as Henry VII.
Henri was a descendant in the male-line of France's "Citizen-King" Louis-Philippe d'Orléans (ruled 1830–1848), he was also recognized as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists, called Unionists, who call him as the rightful heir of Henri de Bourbon, Count of Chambord, the last patrilineal descendant of King Louis XV.
Henri of Orléans was a former military officer as well as an author and painter.
References[change | change source]
- Willis, Daniel (1999). "The Royal Family of France". The Descendants of Louis XIII. Baltimore: Clearfield. pp. 94–97, 806. ISBN 0-8063-4942-5.
- Elliot, Matthew (17 May 2016). "Could restoring a bunch of kings solve Europe's democratic deficit?". New Statesman. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
- Montjouvent, Philippe de (1998). Le Comte de Paris et sa Descendance. France: Editions du Chaney. pp. 180–183, 193–195, 203–211. ISBN 2-913211-00-3.