Person:Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (1)

Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
b.27 May 1652
d.8 Dec 1722
m. 22 Feb 1650
  1. Charles II _____, Elector Palatine1651 - 1685
  2. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate1652 - 1722
  1. Philippe II _____, Duke of Orléans1674 - 1723
  2. Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans1676 - 1744
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Gender Female
Birth[1] 27 May 1652
Marriage to Philippe I Duke of Orléans
Death[1] 8 Dec 1722
Reference Number? Q57221?

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Princess Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (; known as Liselotte von der Pfalz, 27 May 1652 – 8 December 1722) was a German member of the House of Wittelsbach and, as Madame (Duchesse d'Orléans), the second wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (younger brother of Louis XIV of France), and mother of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, France's ruler during the Regency. She gained literary and historical importance primarily through preservation of her correspondence, which is of great cultural and historical value due to her sometimes very blunt descriptions of French court life and is today one of the best-known German-language texts of the Baroque period.

Although she had only two surviving children, she not only became the ancestress of the House of Orléans, which came to the French throne with Louis Philippe I, the so-called "Citizen King" from 1830 to 1848, but also became the ancestress of numerous European royal families, so she was also called the "Grandmother of Europe". Through her daughter she was the grandmother of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the husband of Maria Theresa, and great-grandmother of Joseph II and Leopold II (both Holy Roman Emperors) and Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the French Revolution.

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