Biography of King Louis Philippe I of France 1773-1850

Paternal Family Tree: Capet

1844 Appointment of Garter Knights

1846 Spanish Double Royal Wedding

On 06 Oct 1773 King Louis Philippe I of France was born to Louis Philippe II Duke of Orléans (age 26).

On 18 Nov 1785 [his grandfather] Louis Philippe "The Fat" Bourbon I Duke Orléans (age 60) died. His son [his father] Louis Philippe II Duke of Orléans (age 38) succeeded II Duke Orléans.

On 06 Nov 1793 [his father] Louis Philippe II Duke of Orléans (age 46) died. His son King Louis Philippe I of France (age 20) succeeded III Duke Orléans.

On 25 Oct 1814 [his son] Prince Louis Duke Nemours was born to King Louis Philippe I of France (age 41) at Chateau Neuilly.

On 06 Mar 1817 [his daughter] Princess Clémentine Orléans was born to King Louis Philippe I of France (age 43) at Chateau Neuilly.

On 31 Jul 1824 [his son] Antoine Orléans Duke Montpensier was born to King Louis Philippe I of France (age 50).

In 1830 King Louis Philippe I of France (age 56) was appointed King of the French.

In 26 Apr 1840 [his son] Prince Louis Duke Nemours (age 25) and [his daughter-in-law] Princess Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 18) were married. He the son of King Louis Philippe I of France (age 66).

On 20 Apr 1843 [his son-in-law] August Victor Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 24) and [his daughter] Princess Clémentine Orléans (age 26) were married. She the daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France (age 69).

1844 Appointment of Garter Knights

In 1844 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 24) appointed Knights of the Garter:

694th. King Louis Philippe I of France (age 70).

695th. Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha II Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 25).

696th. Thomas de Grey 2nd Earl de Grey (age 62).

697th. James Hamilton 1st Duke Abercorn (age 32).

698th. Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot (age 66).

699th. Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis (age 58).

Adeline Horsey Recollections. It is said that few people achieve greatness, but that some have it thrust upon them. I can class myself with the latter, for I could have married a Prince of the Royal Family of Spain, the Count de Montemolin (age 26), who was at one time regarded as the rightful King of Spain.

Carlos Luis Fernando de Bourbon, Count de Montemolin (age 26), born 1818, was the eldest son of the first Don Carlos (age 45), the legitimist claimant to the Spanish throne on the death of his brother, Fernando VII (age 48), in 1833. After the ending of the first Carlist war in the defeat of the legitimists and the establishment of Isabella (age 14) on the throne, the old Don Carlos (age 56) retired into private life and abdicated his claims in 1845 to his eldest son Montemolin (age 26), who thus became the second Don Carlos. He was a young man of some ability but weak and unstable. There was a strong party in Spain desirous to bring about a reconciliation of the two branches of the Royal Family by a marriage between the young Queen Isabella (age 14) and her first cousin, Montemolin (age 26), but political passion and personal animosity stood in the way, and all Europe took part in the intrigue known as the Spanish Marriages. This ended of course in the disastrous marriage of Isabella (age 14) with her cousin Francisco, and that of her sister [his future daughter-in-law] Fernanda (age 12) with the [his son] Due de Montpensier (age 20), the son of Louis Philippe (age 71), a defeat for English diplomacy which nearly caused a war with France. The Carlists had never been favourable to the idea of a marriage of Montemolin (age 26) and Isabella (age 14), whom they regarded as a usurper, and they looked out a legitimist Royal Princess for him. His younger brother, Don Juan (age 22), married Princess Beatrix of Modena, and their son was the late Don Carlos. Queen Isabella married in 1846, and dissensions very soon broke out between her and her wretched husband, who really, like most of the Royal Family, was a Carlist at heart. Montemolin had issued a manifesto at Bourges in France in 1845, when he saw that he could not marry Isabella (age 14) on his own terms, and his father had abdicated in the same year, and he soon after came to London, mustered his party, and began to organise a fresh Carlist rising in Spain. English diplomacy had suffered a great defeat and he found plenty of people here to help him; he was made much of in Society and became a lion for a time, being treated with full royal honours.

1846 Spanish Double Royal Wedding

On 10 Oct 1846 two Spanish Princesses were married ...

Francisco de Asís King Consort Spain (age 24) and Isabella II Queen Spain (age 16) were married. They were double first cousins. She was forced to marry by the Moderare Party. She, apparently commented, "what shall I tell you about a man whom I saw wearing more lace than I was wearing on our wedding night?". She the daughter of Ferdinand VII King Spain and Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies Queen Consort Spain (age 40). They were first cousins.

[his son] Antoine Orléans Duke Montpensier (age 22) and [his daughter-in-law] Infanta Luisa Fernanda Duchess of Montpensier (age 14) were married. She the daughter of Ferdinand VII King Spain. He the son of King Louis Philippe I of France (age 73).

On 26 Aug 1850 King Louis Philippe I of France (age 76) died.

Royal Ancestors of King Louis Philippe I of France 1773-1850

Kings Wessex: Great x 22 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 20 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 26 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 21 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

Kings Scotland: Great x 16 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 18 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Son of Louis "Sun King" XIV King France

Royal Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of France 1773-1850

Maria de las Mercedes Unknown Queen Consort Spain x 1

Ancestors of King Louis Philippe I of France 1773-1850

Great x 1 Grandfather: Louis Bourbon Duke Orléans 3 x Great Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

GrandFather: Louis Philippe "The Fat" Bourbon I Duke Orléans 4 x Great Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margravine Johanna Baden Baden Duchess Orléans

Father: Louis Philippe II Duke of Orléans 5 x Great Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

King Louis Philippe I of France 6 x Great Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland