Person:Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1)

Philippe I Duke of Orléans
b.21 Sep 1640
d.9 Jun 1701
m. 24 Nov 1615
  1. Louis XIV _____, de France1638 - 1715
  2. Philippe I Duke of Orléans1640 - 1701
  1. Princess Marie Louise of Orléans1662 - 1689
  2. Philippe Charles of Valois1664 - 1666
  3. Anne Marie d'Orléans1669 - 1728
  1. Philippe II _____, Duke of Orléans1674 - 1723
  2. Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans1676 - 1744
Facts and Events
Name Philippe I Duke of Orléans
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Sep 1640
Marriage to Henrietta Anne Stuart
Marriage to Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Death[1] 9 Jun 1701
Reference Number? Q296555?

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Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (21 September 1640 – 9 June 1701), was the younger son of King Louis XIII of France and his wife, Anne of Austria. His older brother was the "Sun King", Louis XIV. Styled Duke of Anjou from birth, Philippe became Duke of Orléans upon the death of his uncle Gaston in 1660. In 1661, he also received the dukedoms of Valois and Chartres. Following Philippe's victory in battle in 1671, Louis XIV granted his brother the dukedom of Nemours, the marquisates of Coucy and Folembray, and the countships of Dourdan and Romorantin.

Although he was open about his bisexuality and freely acted effeminately, Philippe married twice and fathered several children. He was the founder of the House of Orléans, a cadet branch of the ruling House of Bourbon, and thus the direct ancestor of Louis Philippe I, who ruled France from 1830 until 1848 in the July Monarchy. The Duke was also military commander at the Battle of Cassel in 1677. Through careful personal administration, he greatly augmented the fortunes of the House of Orléans.

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