- Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans
Marie Isabelle of Orléans Countess of Paris Photograph of Princess Marie Isabelle taken on her wedding day Spouse Philippe, Count of Paris Issue Amélie, Queen of Portugal
Philippe, Duke of Orléans
Hélène, Duchess of Aosta
Isabelle, Duchess of Guise
Louise, Infanta Carlos of Spain
Ferdinand, Duke of Montpensier
Full name Maria Isabel Francisca de Asis Antonia Luisa Fernanda Cristina Amelia Felipa Adelaide Josefa Elena Enriqueta Carolina Justina R de Orléans y Borbón (English: Maria Elizabeth Frances of Assisi Antonia Louisa Ferdinanda Christina Amelia Philippa Adelaide Josepha Helena Henrietta Caroline Justina R of Orléans and Bourbon) House House of Orléans Father Antoine d'Orléans Mother Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain Born 21 September 1848
San Telmo Palace, Seville, Spain
Died 23 April 1919(aged 70)
Palacio de Orléans, Villamanrique de la Condesa, Spain
Marie Isabelle of Orléans (Maria Isabel Francisca de Asis Antonia Luisa Fernanda Cristina Amelia Felipa Adelaide Josefa Elena Enriqueta Carolina Justina R; 21 September 1848 – 23 April 1919) was born an infanta of Spain and Princess of Orléans and was a Princess of Orléans and Countess of Paris by marriage.
She was born in Seville to Antoine d'Orléans and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain. Antoine was the youngest son of Louis-Philippe I, the last King of France, and Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies. Infanta Luisa Fernanda was the daughter of Ferdinand VII of Spain and her grandfather's fourth wife Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies. All four of her grandparents and seven of her eight great-grandparents were members of the French Royal House of Bourbon.
Marriage and issue
On 30 May 1864, she married her cousin Philippe d'Orléans, claimant to the French throne as Philippe VII. They had eight children:
- Amélie d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1865–1951). She married Carlos I of Portugal in 1886.
- Prince Louis Philippe Robert d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans, Duke of Orléans (1869–1926). Married Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria daughter of Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria in 1896,
- Hélène d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1871–1951). She married Emmanuel Philibert, 2nd Duke of Aosta in 1895.
- Charles d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans (1875–1875).
- Isabelle d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1878–1961). She married Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Guise in 1899.
- Jacques d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans (1880–1881).
- Louise d'Orléans, Princess of Orléans (1882–1958). She married Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in 1907. Through her daughter Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, she was the grandmother of King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
- Ferdinand d'Orléans, Prince of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier (1884–1924). He married Marie Isabelle Gonzales de Olañeta et Ibaretta, Marchioness of Valdeterrazo in 1921.
Forced to leave France, Marie Isabelle and her husband first lived in England, where her father Louis-Philippe I had lived after his abdication in 1848. In 1871 they were allowed to return to France, where they lived in the Hôtel Matignon in Paris and in the château d'Eu in Normandy.
In 1886, they were forced to leave France for a second time. In 1894, her husband died in exile at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire. Marie Isabelle lived in the Randan château in France, and died in 1919 at her palace in Villamanrique de la Condesa, near Seville.
Royal styles of
HRH the Countess of Paris
Reference style Her Royal Highness Spoken style Your Royal Highness Alternative style Ma'am
Titles, styles and honours
Titles and styles
- 21 September 1848 – 30 May 1864: Her Royal Highness Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Infanta of Spain
- 30 May 1864 – 8 September 1894: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Paris
- 8 September 1894 – 23 April 1919: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Countess of Paris
- 21 September 1848 – 30 May 1864: Her Royal Highness Infanta María Isabel of Spain, Princess of Orléans
- 30 May 1864 – 8 September 1894: Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria Isabel, Countess of Paris
- 8 September 1894 – 23 April 1919: Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria Isabel, Dowager Countess of Paris
The Countess's complete style, after her marriage, was: Su Alteza Real la Serenísma y Egregia Señora Infanta Doña María Isabel de Orleans y Borbón, Condesa de París (in English: Her Royal Highness the Most Serene and Egregius Lady Infanta Doña María Isabel d'Orléans, Countess of Paris).
- Généalogie des rois et des princes by Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Gisserot (1998)
Princess Marie Isabelle of OrléansCadet branch of the House of BourbonBorn: 21 September 1848 Died: 23 April 1919
- Le château d'Eu musée Louis-Philippe The museum in the château d'Eu
Titles in pretence VacantTitle last held byMaria Amalia of Naples and Sicily — TITULAR —
Queen Consort of the French
30 May 1864 –8 September 1894
Reason for succession failure:
French Revolution of 1848
Maria Dorothea of Austria
Maria Theresa of Austria-Este
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of France and Navarre
24 August 1883 – 8 September 1894
Reason for succession failure:
Dynasty deposed in 1830
Princesses of Orléans 1st Generation 2nd Generation
Marie Louise, Queen of Spain^ · Anne Marie, Queen of Sardinia^ · Élisabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Lorraine^
3rd Generation 4th Generation
Princess Louise Marie^
Mademoiselle d'Orléans^ · Bathilde, Princess of Condé^
Françoise, Mademoiselle de Chartres^ · Adélaïde, Princess of Orléans
7th Generation 8th Generation
Marguerite Adelaide, Princess Czartoryska · Princess Blanche · Françoise, Duchess of Chartres · Marie Isabelle, Countess of Paris · Princess Amalia · Princess Cristina · Princess Maria de la Regla · Mercedes, Queen of Spain
9th Generation 10th Generation
Isabelle, Princess Pierre Murat · Françoise, Princess Cristopher of Greece and Denmark · Anne, Duchess of Aosta · Marie Louise, Princess Philip of the Two Sicilies · Princess Sophie · Genieviève, Marchioness of Chaponay
Isabelle, Countess of Schönborn-Buchheim · Hélène, Countess Evrard of Limburg-Stirum · Anne, Duchess of Calabria · Diane, Duchess of Württemberg · Claude, Duchess of Aosta · Chantal, Baroness François Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue · Gerarda, Marchioness of Marchelina · Beatriz, Countess Tomasso Farini
Isabelle, Princess Gundakar of Liechtenstein · Princess Blanche · Princess Clothilde, Mrs. Edouard Crépy · Princess Adélaïde, Mrs. Pierre-Louis Dailly · Diane, Viscountess Alexis of Noailles · Princess Pilar, Mrs. Nicholas Henderson-Stewart · Princess Eulalia
Princess Thérèse Isabelle · Princess Louise Marie · Princesse Hélène · Princess Isabelle^never styled Princess of OrléansThe generations indicate descent form Charles I, under whom the crowns of Castile and Aragon were united, forming the Kingdom of Spain. Previously, the title Infanta had been largely use in the different realms.
1st GenerationMaria, Holy Roman Empress · Joan, Princess of Portugal 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th Generationnone 6th Generationnone 7th Generation 8th GenerationInfanta Maria Isabel · Infanta Maria Josefa · Infanta María Isabel Ana · Infanta Maria Josepha · Maria Luisa, Holy Roman Empress · Infanta Maria Teresa · Infanta Maria Ana 9th Generation 10th Generation 11th GenerationIsabella, Princess of Asturias · Infanta Maria Cristina · Maria de la Concepcio · Maria de Pilar · Maria de la Paz, Princess Louis Ferdinand of Bavaria · Eulalia, Duchess of Galliera · Maria Isabella, Countess of Paris* · Infanta Amalia of Orléans* · Infanta Cristina d'Orléans* · Infanta Maria de la Regla of Orléans* · Mercedes, Queen of Spain* 12th GenerationMercedes, Princess of Asturias · Maria Teresa, Princess Ferdinand of Bavaria 13th Generation 14th Generation 15th Generation 16th Generation*title granted by Royal Decree 1st generationnone 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generationLouise Henriette de Bourbon, Duchess of Étampes, "Mademoiselle de Conti"^ 5th generationLouise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, "Mademoiselle de Penthièvre"^ 6th generation 7th generation 8th generation 9th generation 10th generationPrincess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza · Carla Parodi-Delfino** 11th generationDuchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg · Micaela Cousiño** · Beatrice de Pasquier de Franclieu** · Gersende de Sabran-Pontèves** · Marion Gordon-Orr** · Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli** · Giovanna San Martino d'Aglie di San Germano** · Antonella Rendina** 12th generationPhilomena de Tornos** · Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot** · Diana, Duchess of Cadaval · Ileana Manos** · Véronique Goeders** · Anne Laure van Exter** · Guadalupe Solís***also a princess of Orléans in her own right
**did not have a royal or noble title by birth
^never styled Princess of OrléansPrincess Blanche of France (1345-1376) · Valentina Visconti (1389-1407) · Isabella of Valois (1407-1409) · Bonne d'Armagnac (1410-1430) · Maria of Cleves (1440-1465) · Princess Jeanne of France (1476-1498) · Catherine de' Medici (1533-1547) · Marie de Bourbon (1626-1627) · Princess Marguerite of Lorraine (1632-1660) · Princess Henrietta of England (1761-1670) · Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (1672-1701) · Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1701-1732) · Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden (1724-1728) · Louise Henriette de Bourbon (1752-1759) · Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon (1785-1793) · Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1809-1830) · Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1837-1842) · Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans (1864-1894) · Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria (1896-1926) · Gersende de Sabran-Pontèves (1969-present)
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