Marie Thérèse of France

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Marie Thérèse
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Marie Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême, by Gros (1817)
Queen consort of France and Navarre
Tenure2 August 1830 – 2 August 1830 (20 minutes)
Born(1778-12-19)19 December 1778
Palace of Versailles, France
Died19 October 1851(1851-10-19) (aged 72)
Frohsdorf, Austria
BurialKostanjevica Monastery, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
SpouseLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
Full name
Marie Thérèse Charlotte de France
HouseBourbon
FatherLouis XVI of France
MotherMarie Antoinette
ReligionRoman Catholic
SignatureMarie Thérèse's signature


Marie Thérèse of France (Marie Thérèse Charlotte; 19 December 1778 – 19 October 1851), Madame Royale, was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. After her marriage to her cousin, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the eldest son of the future Charles X, she was known as the Duchess of Angoulême. She became the Dauphine of France upon the accession of her father-in-law to the throne of France in 1824. Technically she was Queen of France for twenty minutes, on 2 August 1830. This was between the time her father-in-law signed the instrument of abdication and the time her husband, reluctantly, signed the same document.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michelle Moran (2011). Madame Tussaud. Quercus. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-84916-137-4.
  2. Susan Nagel (2009). Marie-Thérèse: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter. Bloomsbury. p. 316. ISBN 978-0-7475-9666-0.