Biography of Louis XV King France 1710-1774

Paternal Family Tree: Capet

Maternal Family Tree: Blanca de la Cerda y Lara 1317-1347

On 15 Feb 1710 Louis XV King France was born to Louis Bourbon Duke Burgundy (age 27) and Maria Adelaide Savoy (age 24). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland. Coefficient of inbreeding 5.82%.

French Royal Family Deaths from Measles

On 12 Feb 1712 [his mother] Maria Adelaide Savoy (age 26) died of measles at Versailles.

On 18 Feb 1712 [his father] Louis Bourbon Duke Burgundy (age 29) died of measles contracted when nursing his wife Maria Adelaide Savoy (age 26) who had died six days previously.

On 08 Mar 1712, their eldest son, heir to the throne, [his brother] Louis Bourbon Duke Brittany (age 5) died of measles.

The heir to the French throne their only remaining son Louis (age 1), aged two, great-grandson of the reigning monarch Louis "Sun King" XIV King France (age 73) succeeded his great-grandfather three years later in 1715.

1715.Jean Ranc (age 40). Portrait of Louis XV King France (age 4).

On 01 Sep 1715 Louis "Sun King" XIV King France (age 76) died at Palace of Versailles, Versailles. His great grandson Louis XV King France (age 5) succeeded XV King France: Capet Valois Bourbon.

In Sep 1725 Louis XV King France (age 15) and Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 22) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. He the son of Louis Bourbon Duke Burgundy and Maria Adelaide Savoy. He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

On 14 Aug 1727 [his daughter] Louise Elisabeth of France was born to Louis XV King France (age 17) and [his wife] Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 24). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

On 04 Sep 1729 [his son] Dauphin Louis Bourbon was born to Louis XV King France (age 19) and [his wife] Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 26) at Palace of Versailles, Versailles. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

On 25 Oct 1739 [his son-in-law] Infante Philip of Spain (age 19) and [his daughter] Louise Elisabeth of France (age 12) were married. She the daughter of Louis XV King France (age 29) and Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 36). He the son of Philippe V King Spain (age 55) and Elisabeth Farnese Queen Consort Spain (age 47). They were first cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

On 23 Feb 1745 [his son] Dauphin Louis Bourbon (age 15) and [his daughter-in-law] Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (age 18) were married at the Palace of Versailles. She the daughter of Philippe V King Spain (age 61) and Elisabeth Farnese Queen Consort Spain (age 52). He the son of Louis XV King France (age 35) and Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 41). They were first cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

On 10 Jan 1747 [his son] Dauphin Louis Bourbon (age 17) and [his daughter-in-law] Dauphine Maria Josepha of France (age 15) were married. He the son of Louis XV King France (age 36) and Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 43). He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

Letters of Horace Walpole. 27 Jul 1752. I am going to trouble you with a commission, my dear Sir, that will not subject me to any such humiliations. You may have heard that I am always piddling about ornaments and improvements for Strawberry Hill-I am now doing a great deal to the house-stay, I don't want Genoa damask!328 What I shall trouble you to buy is for the garden: there is a small recess, for which I should be glad to have an antique Roman sepulchral altar, of the kind of the pedestal to my eagle; but as it will stand out of doors, I should not desire to have it a fine one: a moderate one, I imagine, might be picked up easily at Rome at a moderate price: if you could order any body to buy such an one, I should be much obliged to you.

We have had an article in our papers that the Empress-queen (age 35) had desired the King of France (age 42) to let her have Mesdames de Craon (age 66) and de la Calmette, ladies of great piety and birth, to form an academy for the young Archduchesses-is there any truth in this? is the Princess to triumph thus at last over Richcourt? I should be glad. What a comical genealogy in education! The mistress and mother of twenty children to Duke Leopold, being the pious tutoress to his grand-daughters! How the old Duchess of Lorrain will shiver in her coffin at the thoughts of it? Who is la Calmette? Adieu! my dear child! You see my spirit of justice: when I have not writ to you for two months, I punish you with a reparation of six pages!-had not I better write one line every fortnight?

Note 328. Lord Cholmondoley (age 49) borrowed great sums of money of various people, under the pretence of a quantity of Genoa damask being arrived for him, and that his banker was out of town, and he must pay for it immediately. Four persons comparing notes, produced four letters from him in a coffeehouse, in the very same words.

On 06 Dec 1759 [his daughter] Louise Elisabeth of France (age 32) died.

On 22 Dec 1765 [his son] Dauphin Louis Bourbon (age 36) died.

On 24 Jun 1768 [his wife] Marie Leszczyńska Queen Consort France (age 65) died.

On 10 May 1774 Louis XV King France (age 64) died of smallpox. His grandson Louis XVI King France (age 19) succeeded XVI King France: Capet Valois Bourbon.

[his father] Louis Bourbon Duke Burgundy and [his mother] Maria Adelaide Savoy were married. She the daughter of Victor Amadeus King Sardinia and Anne Marie Bourbon Queen Consort Sardinia. He the son of Louis "Le Grand Dauphin" Bourbon Duke Burgundy and Maria Anna Victoria Wittelsbach Duchess Burgundy. They were second cousins. She a great granddaughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Louis XV King France 1710-1774 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625

Royal Ancestors of Louis XV King France 1710-1774

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 17 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 23 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 18 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 2 Grand Son of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 16 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

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

Royal Descendants of Louis XV King France 1710-1774

Louis XVI King France x 1

Louis XVIII King France x 1

King Charles X of France x 1

Ferdinand VII King Spain x 1

Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies Queen Consort Spain x 1

Alfonso XII King Spain x 1

Ancestors of Louis XV King France 1710-1774

Great x 1 Grandfather: Louis "Sun King" XIV King France 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Louis "Le Grand Dauphin" Bourbon Duke Burgundy 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Maria Theresa of Spain Queen Consort France 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Father: Louis Bourbon Duke Burgundy 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Ferdinand Maria Wittelsbach 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandMother: Maria Anna Victoria Wittelsbach Duchess Burgundy 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Henriette Adelaide Savoy

Louis XV King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandfather: Charles Emmanuel II Duke of Savoy 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Victor Amadeus King Sardinia 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Mother: Maria Adelaide Savoy Great Grand Daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandfather: Philip Bourbon I Duke Orléans 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandMother: Anne Marie Bourbon Queen Consort Sardinia Grand Daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandmother: Princess Henrietta Stewart Duchess Orléans Daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland