Louise of Orléans
|Louise of Orléans|
|Queen of the Belgians|
Portrait bi Winterhalter, 1841
|Reign||9 August 1832 – 11 October 1850|
|Born||3 April 1812|
Palazzo d'Orléans, Palermo, Sicily
|Died||11 October 1850 (aged 38)|
|Spouse||Leopold I of Belgium|
|Issue||Louis Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium|
Leopold II of Belgium
Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
Charlotte, Empress of Mexico
|Father||Louis Philippe I|
|Mother||Marie Amélie of Naples|
Princess Louise of Orléans (Louise Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle; 3 Aprile 1812 - 11 October 1850) was the eldest daughter o King Louis Philippe I of the French and from August 1832 the second wife o Leopold I o Belgium, himself the first King of the Belgians. She was also the mother of the future Keeng Leopold II of Belgium, who is known to history for his exploitation of the Belgian Congo. Her future husband was an uncle of the future Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. Louise's mother was also a niece of Marie Antoinette.
Children[change | change source]
- Louis Philippe, Crown Prince o Belgium (24 July 1833 – 16 May 1834) died young.
- Keeng Leopold II of the Belgians (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) married Marie Henriette of Austria and had children.
- Prince Prince Philippe, Coont o Flanders (24 March 1837 – 17 November 1905) married Princess Marie o Hohenzollern and had children. .
- Princess Charlotte of Belgium, (7 Juin 1840 – 19 Januar 1927) mairit Maximilian I of Mexico, no children.