Louis d'Orléans, Prince of Condé

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Prince Louis of Orléans
Prince of Condé
Louis d'Orléans, prince de Condé.png
HRH The Prince of Condé by Charles Jalabert.
Born15 November 1845
Château de Saint Cloud, France
Died24 May 1866(1866-05-24) (aged 20)
Sydney, Australia
Burial
Royal Chapel, Dreux, France
Full name
Louis Philippe Marie Léopold d’Orléans
HouseOrléans
FatherHenri d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale
MotherCarolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies
ReligionRoman Catholic
SignaturePrince Louis of Orléans's signature


Prince Louis of Orléans, "Prince of Condé" (Louis Philippe Marie Léopold; 1845 – 24 May 1866[1] was a French prince given the title of Prince of Condé at birth. He died in Australia in 1866 at age 20.

Brief biography[change | change source]

He was born on 15 November, 1845 at the Château de Saint Cloud outside Paris.[2] He was the eldest son of Henri d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale and his wife Princess Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies.[a] Through his father Louis was he was a grandson of Louis Philippe I.[b] As a result of this Louis was a "Prince of Orléans" at birth. He was later given the courtesy title of Prince of Condé. Following the French Revolution of 1848, he and his parents fled to England. He was educated at the "Royal High School" in Edinburgh. He was also the first member of a royal house to visit the Australian continent. This is where he died after catching a cold. He was eventually buried at the Royal Chapel of Dreux in France.

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. she was granddaughter of King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and cousin of Marie Antoinette
  2. He was the short-lived "King of the French"

References[change | change source]

  1. Victor Plarr, Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Fourteenth Edition (London: George Routledge & sons, 1895), p. 39
  2. Almanach de Gotha : annuaire généalogique, diplomatique et statistique (Gotha : Justus Perthes, 1867), p. 341
  3. Son Altesse Royale le prince de Condé, prince d'Orléans


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