French Royalty: Anton Philip d'Orleans

Figure 1.--This portrait of Anton Philip d'Orleans as a young man was painted by Amédée Faure.

Anton Philip d'Orleans was a younger brother of Louis Phillipe, the only member of the Bourbon Orleans line to reign as King of France. The Revolution against Charles established his brother on the throne as a constitutional monarch, but well after Anton Philip died. His father was Louis-Philippe Josephd'Orleans, Duke of Orléans who was born in 1747. He became known during the Revolution as Philippe Egalité. His farther's parents were Louis-Philippe d'Orleans, Duke of Orléans, who was born in 1725 and Louise-Henrietta von Conty, born 1726. His mother was Princess Louise-Adelaide de Penthièvre who is father mairred in 1769, but divorced in 1792, presumably because of her royalist leanings. Anton Philip d'Orleans was born in 1775. We have no information on his childhood or clothes he wore as a boy. He became the Duke of Montpensier. He died at the rather young age in 1807 while Charles X was still king.

Christopher Wagner

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