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Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Nemours
Birth: Oct. 25, 1814
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Death: Jun. 26, 1896
Versailles
Departement des Yvelines
Île-de-France, France

French Royalty. Louis Charles Philippe Raphaël d'Orléans, son of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and his wife Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, was born at the Palais-Royal in Paris. He was the fourth child and second son of the marriage. At birth, he received the title of Duke of Nemours. His father became the King of the French, and his mother was the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Naples and Sicily. Louis became a chevalier of the Order of the Saint Esprit in 1830. He served with distinction in the military. The Duke of Nemours married Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on April 26, 1840 at the Château de Saint-Cloud. The marriage produced four children. After the death of his elder brother in 1842, Louis assumed a position of more prominence. At the onset of the French Revolution of 1848, he was able to hold the Tuileries Palace long enough to cover the retreat of his father, the king. He went to England, where he resided with his parents at Claremont in Surrey. It was there that his wife died in 1857. During his exile, the Duke of Nemours attempted to achieve a reconciliation between the branches of the House of Bourbon, which would have been necessary to re-establish the French monarchy. Following the death of his mother, the queen, in 1866, he lived at Bushy House in London. He returned to Paris in 1872 after his exile was withdrawn. His military rank was restored. Louis also served as president of the Red Cross Society until 1881. He died at Versailles in 1896 and was interred at the Chapelle Royale de Dreux. His gisant (effigy) was sculpted by the artist Pierre Étienne Daniel Campagne. (bio by: Anne Philbrick) 
 
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 Parents:
  King Louis Philippe (1773 - 1850)
   Queen Marie Amelie Therese (1782 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1822 - 1857)
 
 Children:
  Ferdinand Philippe Marie d'Orleans (1844 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
   Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans (1810 - 1842)*
   Louise Marie (1812 - 1850)*
  Marie d'Orléans (1813 - 1839)*
  Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Nemours (1814 - 1896)
  Clémentine d'Orléans (1817 - 1907)*
  Charles d'Orléans, Duke of Penthièvre (1820 - 1828)*
  Henri d'Orléans (1822 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapelle Royale de Dreux
Dreux
Departement d'Eure-et-Loir
Centre, France
 
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Originally Created by: Anne Philbrick
Record added: Feb 14, 2012
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Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Nemours
Added by: Anne Philbrick
 
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