Prince Jean, Duke of Guise

Prince Jean
Duke of Guise
Born (1874-09-04)4 September 1874
Paris, France
Died 25 August 1940(1940-08-25) (aged 65)
Larache, Morocco
Spouse Princess Isabelle of Orléans
Issue Isabelle, Countess of Harcourt
Françoise, Princess Christopher of Greece and Denmark
Anne, Duchess of Aosta
Henri, Count of Paris
Full name
Jean Pierre Clément Marie d'Orléans
House Orléans
Father Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres
Mother Princess Françoise of Orléans
Religion Roman Catholic

Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Guise (Jean Pierre Clément Marie; 4 September 1874 25 August 1940), was the son of Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840–1910), grandson of Ferdinand Philippe and great-grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. His mother was Françoise of Orléans, daughter of François, Prince of Joinville, and Princess Francisca of Brazil.


Upon the death of his cousin Philippe of Orléans, Duke of Orléans, claimant to the throne of France as "Philip VIII", the Duke of Guise became, at least for his Orleanist supporters, titular king of France as "Jean III".[1] The title was disputed by members of the Spanish Anjou branch of the family, descended from Louis XIV.

Jean died in Larache, Morocco, in 1940. He was succeeded as claimant to the French throne by his only son Henri d' Orléans, Comte de Paris.

Marriage and issue

In 1899, Jean d'Orléans married his 1st cousin Isabelle d'Orléans (1878–1961). Isabelle was the younger sister of Philip VIII and daughter of Philip VII and Marie Isabelle d'Orléans.

They had four children:



Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 4 September 1874 Died: 25 August 1940
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Philippe VIII
King of the French
28 March 1926 – 25 August 1940
Succeeded by
Henri VI


  1. "Duke of Guise claims throne". royalmusingsblogspotcom. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. "ADIEU MADAME". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 8/17/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.