Princess Françoise of Orléans (1844–1925)

This article is about the duchess consort of Chartres. For her granddaughter and wife of Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, see Princess Françoise of Orléans (1902–1953).
Françoise of Orléans
Duchess of Chartres
Born (1844-08-14)14 August 1844
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died 28 October 1925(1925-10-28) (aged 81)
Château de Saint-Firmin, France
Burial Royal Chapel, Dreux, France
Spouse Prince Robert
Issue Marie, Princess Valdemar of Denmark
Prince Robert
Prince Henri
Marguerite, Duchess of Magenta
Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
Full name
Françoise Marie Amélie d'Orléans
House Orléans
Father François of Orléans
Mother Francisa of Brazil
Religion Roman Catholic

Françoise of Orléans (Françoise Marie Amélie; 14 August 1844 28 October 1925) was a member of the House of Orléans and by marriage Duchess of Chartres.

Princess of Orléans

Françoise d'Orléans was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine the daughter of Prince François, Prince of Joinville (son of King Louis Philippe I), and of Princess Francisca of Brazil (daughter of Emperor Peter I of Brazil).

Duchess of Chartres

On 11 June 1863, in Kingston upon Thames, England, she married her first cousin Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres. They had five children. Princess Françoise died in Château de Saint-Firmin.


The Duchess of Chartres and her husband
  1. Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909), who in 1885 married Prince Valdemar of Denmark, son of King Christian IX of Denmark.
  2. Prince Robert of Orléans (1866–1885)
  3. Prince Henri of Orléans (1867–1901)
  4. Princess Marguerite of Orléans (1869–1940), who in 1896 married Marie-Armand-Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, son of Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta.
  5. Prince Jean of Orléans (1874–1940), Duke of Guise, and Orléanist pretender to the throne of France as "Jean III", who, in 1899, married his first cousin Princess Isabelle of Orléans and had issue.


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