Françoise-Marie de Bourbon (1677–1749)

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Françoise-Marie de Bourbon (1677–1749)

Countess of Blois and duchess of Orléans. Name variations: Mlle de Blois; Françoise-Marie de Blois; Francoise de Blois. Born May 25, 1677; died Feb 1, 1749; illeg. dau. of Louis XIV, king of France (r. 1643–1715), and Françoise, Marquise de Montespan (1640–1707); m. Philip Bourbon-Orléans (1674–1723), 2nd duke of Orléans (r. 1701–1723), Feb 18, 1692; children: Marie Louise (1695–1719, who m. Charles, duke of Berri); Louise Adelaide (1698–1743); Charlotte-Aglae (1700–1761, who m. Francis III of Modena); Philippe Louis (1703–1752), 3rd duke of Orléans; Louise Elizabeth (1709–1750, who m. Louis I, king of Spain); Philippa-Elizabeth (1714–1734); Louise-Diana (1716–1736).

See also Women in World History.

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