French Royal Hierarchy

The kingdom of France was one of the most powerful states, which existed during the second millennium. France was mostly ruled by the kings. In this particular article, we will discuss about the French royal hierarchy so as to get an insight of the various monarchs who are related to each other. We will also discuss the details of the spouses and the descendants of the monarchs.

The Orleans is the derived name for the royal family history of France. The house of the Orleans was founded by Louis, duc d’Orleans. The killing of Louis Orleans gave rise to the civil war between Armagnacs and Burgundians. After that, Gaston, the brother of Louis XIII was made the duke of Orleans. Gaston held the title until 1660, when he died.

French Royal Hierarchy

French Royal Hierarchy

Philippe I: After death of Gaston, his younger brother named Philippe I was handed the title of Duke of Orleans. Philippe I founded the house of Bourbon-Orleans. The achievements of Philippe I include his victory as a military commander at the Battle of Cassel in the year 1677.

Philippe II: Born to Philippe I, Duke of Orleans and Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Philippe II served as the regent to the kingdom of France from the year 1715 to 1723. He was entitled to the style of royal highness, right from the birth. He was also titled Duke of Chartres.

Louis: Born to Philippe II, Duke of Orleans and Francoise –Marie de Bourbon, Louis d’Orleans was a member of the house of Bourbon. After the death of Philippe II, he became the first Prince of the Blood. He was born at Palace of Versailles. He was given the title of Duke of Chartres at his birth. He was taken care of, by his mother and grandmother. He was tutored by Nicolas-Hubert.

Louis Philippe I: Born to Louis, Duke of Orleans and Margravine Auguste Marie Johanna of Baden-Baden, Louis Philippe I was a member of the cadet branch of the House of Bourbon. He contributed significantly to the wealth of the House of Orleans. He was born at Palace of Versailles. He was also titled Duke of Chartres at the time of birth. Upon the death of his father, Louis Philippe I became the head of the House of Orleans.

Louis Philippe II: Born to Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orleans and Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Louis Philippe II was a member of the ruling dynasty of France, the House of Bourbon. He was an active participant in the French revolution. He was also present in the Battle of Ushant which was a naval battle against the British.

Louis Philippe III: Born to Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orleans and Louise Marie Adelaide of Bourbon, Louis Philippe III was the king of France from 1830 to year 1848. He was the last king to rule France. He was born at the Orleans family residence in Paris. He was also a member of the House of Bourbon.

Ferdinand Philippe: Born to Louis Philippe III, Duke of Orleans and Maria Amalia Teresa of the two Sicilies, Ferdinand Philippe became the prince royal and eventually the Duke of Orleans.

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