Prince Philippe, Count of Paris

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Prince Philippe of Orléans
Count of Paris
Prince Philippe in circa 1890.
Orléanist pretender to the French throne
as Louis Philippe II
Pretence 24 February 1848 - 5 August 1873
Predecessor Louis Philippe I
Successor Claim ended
Unionist pretender to the French throne
as Philippe VII
Pretence 24 August 1883 - 8 September 1894
Predecessor Henri V
Successor Philippe VIII
Born (1838-08-24)24 August 1838
Tuileries Palace
Died 8 September 1894(1894-09-08) (aged 56)
Stowe House, England
Spouse Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain (m 30 May 1864)
Issue Amélie, Queen of Portugal
Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans
Princess Hélène, Duchess of Aosta
Princess Isabelle, Duchess of Guise
Louise, Infanta Carlos of Spain
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Montpensier
Full name
Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans
House Orléans
Father Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans
Mother Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Burial 1958
Religion Roman Catholicism

Prince Philippe of Orléans, Count of Paris (Louis Philippe Albert; 24 August 1838 – 8 September 1894), was disputedly King of the French from 24 to 26 February 1848 as Louis Philippe II, although he was never officially proclaimed as such. He was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. He was the Count of Paris as Orléanist claimant to the French throne from 1848 until his death. From 1883, when his cousin Henri, Count of Chambord died, he was often referred to by Orléanists as Philippe VII.


  1. Princess Amélie of Orléans (28 September 1865 – 25 October 1951) married Carlos I of Portugal.
  2. Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans 6 February 1869 – 28 March 1926) married Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria.
  3. Princess Hélène of Orléans (13 June 1871 – 21 January 1951) married Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, 2nd Duke of Aosta.
  4. Prince Charles d'Orléans (1875–1875)
  5. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (7 May 1878 – 21 April 1961) married Prince Jean, Duke of Guise.
  6. Prince Jacques of Orléans (1880–1881).
  7. Princess Louise of Orléans (24 February 1882 – 18 April 1958) married Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain in 1907. Through her daughter she was a great-grandmother of King Felipe VI of Spain.
  8. Prince Ferdinand of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier (9 September 1884 – 30 January 1924) married María Isabel González de Olañeta y Ibarreta, 3rd Marchioness of Valdeterrazo.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 August 1838 - 13 July 1842 His Royal Highness Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Count of Paris.
  • 13 July 1842 - 24 February 1848 His Royal Highness Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Prince Royal of France, Count of Paris.

Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 24 August, 1838 Died: 8 September, 1894
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of the French

24 – 26 February 1848
Title next held by
Napoleon III
as emperor
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
King of the French
Orléanist pretender
24 February 1848 Template:Ndash 5 August 1873
Succeeded by
Claim ended
Preceded by — TITULAR —
King of France
Unionist pretender
24 August 1883 Template:Ndash 8 September 1894
Succeeded by
French royalty
Preceded by Heir to the Throne
as Heir apparent
13 July 1842 Template:Ndash 24 February 1848
Succeeded by
French nobility
Preceded by Duke of Orléans
(Never used)

13 July 1842 Template:Ndash 6 February 1869
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Title created
Count of Paris
24 August 1838 Template:Ndash 8 September 1894
Succeeded by

Template:French Pretenders