Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans

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Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans
Painting by Jean Ranc, 1724
Queen consort of Spain
Tenure 15 January 1724 – 31 August 1724
Spouse Louis I of Spain
Full name
Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans
House House of Bourbon
House of Orléans
Father Philippe, Regent of France, Duke of Orléans
Mother Françoise Marie de Bourbon
Born 11 December 1709(1709-12-11)
Palace of Versailles, France
Died 16 June 1742(1742-06-16) (aged 32)
Luxembourg Palace, Paris, France
Burial Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France
Religion Roman Catholicism

Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (11 December 1709 – 16 June 1742) was the wife of Louis I of Spain. She was a daughter of Françoise Marie de Bourbon and Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France. She married Louis, then known as the Prince of Asturias on 20 January 1722. She had no children and became Queen of Spain in January 1724 before her husband died the same year of smallpox. She was sent back to France where she died alone and ignored in Paris in 1742. She is noted as one of the shortest reigning royal consorts in history.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[change | change source]

Coat of Arms of Louise Élisabeth of Orléans, Queen Consort of Spain.svg

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 11 December 1709 - 20 January 1722 Her Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Montpensier
  • 20 January 1722 - 15 January 1724 Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias
  • 15 January 1724 - 6 September 1724 Her Majesty the Queen of Spain
  • 6 September 1724 - 16 June 1742 Her Majesty the Dowager Queen of Spain

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