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Clémentine d'Orléans
Birth: Mar. 6, 1817
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Ile-de-France, France
Death: Feb. 16, 1907
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria

French Royalty. Marie Clémentine Léopoldine Caroline Clotilde d'Orléans, daughter of Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans, and his wife Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, was born at the Château de Neuilly in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Her father became King of the French in 1830. Her mother was the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Naples and Sicily. The princess was said to be beautiful and accomplished, and was much sought after as a bride. She married Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on April 20, 1843 at the Château de Saint-Cloud. The couple decided to reside in France. The marriage produced five children, all of whom survived to adulthood. With the onset of the Revolution of 1848, the princess and her family fled France, and settled in Austria. Clémentine campaigned vigorously to regain the ancestral inheritance of the Orléans family, which had been taken by Louis Napoléon. She was widowed in 1881. The Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha sought thrones for her children, particularly Ferdinand, her youngest child, who became Tsar of Bulgaria. Clémentine followed her son to Bulgaria and used her extreme wealth in philanthropic causes. By doing so, she created good will for her son, the sovereign. After Ferdinand's first wife died, Clémentine assumed responsibility for his children's education. The Ilinden Uprising of 1903 resulted in an increase in refugees. The princess coordinated the humanitarian response. She died in Vienna at the age of eighty-nine. She was interred at Saint Augustine's Church in Coburg, Germany. Her tomb with its effigy is next to that for her husband. Both tombs are positioned immediately behind the red and gold coffin of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria. Clémentine's inscription is: "King's daughter, no Queen herself, yet King's mother." (bio by: Anne Philbrick) 
 
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 Parents:
  King Louis Philippe (1773 - 1850)
   Queen Marie Amelie Therese (1782 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  August Louis Victor of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818 - 1881)
 
 Siblings:
   Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans (1810 - 1842)*
   Louise Marie (1812 - 1866)*
  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:
Saint Augustin's Church
Coburg
Coburger Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Anne Philbrick
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85242646
Clémentine d'Orléans
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Clémentine d'Orléans
Added by: Anne Philbrick
 
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