Person:Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1)

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Philippe II , Duke of Orléans
b.2 Aug 1674
d.2 Dec 1723
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Name Philippe II , Duke of Orléans
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Aug 1674
Death[1] 2 Dec 1723


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Philippe d'Orléans (Philippe Charles; 2 August 1674 – 2 December 1723) was a member of the royal family of France and served as Regent of the Kingdom from 1715 to 1723. Born at his father's palace at Saint-Cloud, he was known from birth under the title of Duke of Chartres. His father was Louis XIV's younger brother Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, known as Monsieur; his mother was Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate.

In 1692, Philippe married his first cousin, Françoise Marie de Bourbon - the youngest legitimised daughter (légitimée de France) of Philippe's uncle Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan. Named regent of France for Louis XV until Louis attained his majority in February 1723, the era of his de facto rule was known as the Regency (1715–1723). He died at Versailles in 1723.

He is referred to historically as le Régent.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).