On 1 September 1715, Louis XIV died and was succeeded by his great-grandson Louis, Duke of Anjou as Louis XV. The little boy was the grandson of Du Maine's late half-brother Louis, Grand Dauphin. The old king's last will and testament gave the regency to both his nephew the duc d'Orléans and the 45 year old duc du Maine.
Early years. Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans was born at the Palais du Louvre in Paris on 29 May 1627. Her father was Gaston, Duke of Orléans; as the eldest surviving brother of King Louis XIII he was known at court by the traditional honorific Monsieur.
Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (Philippe Charles; 2 August 1674 – 2 December 1723), was a French prince, soldier, and statesman who served as Regent of the Kingdom of France from 1715 to 1723. He is referred to in French as le Régent .
Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke, Duke of Feltre (1765–1818), Marshal of France in 1816 Pierre Riel de Beurnonville , Marquis of Beurnonville (1752–1821), Marshal of France in 1816 Charles Joseph Hyacinthe du Houx de Viomesnil , Marquis of Viomesnil (1734–1827), Marshal of France in 1816
Madame Adélaïde, as well as her siblings, attempted without success to prevent their father's liaison with Madame de Pompadour, which began in 1745.In the early 1750s, when the health of Madame de Pompadour was deteriorating, Adélaïde, who was a good rider, became the favorite and close companion of her father, during which she often accompanied him during his riding and amused him with ...
Henri (1622–3 April 1648) never married; Abbot of Hombieres; François Louis, Count of Harcourt (1623–27 June 1694), married and had issue; François Marie, Prince of Lillebonne (4 April 1624 – 19 January 1694); married and had issue; Catherine (1626–1645); married Anthoine Basset and had issue, died in childbirth
End of a Dynasty "Louis XVII" or Louis-Charles, the Duke of Normandy, was the last male heir of the direct line of descent from Louis XIV.After his death in the temple in 1795, the succession rights passed to his uncle (the title of "Heir-Male" of Louis XIV would also have passed to him), who eventually became Louis XVIII of France, a younger brother of the Duke's Father, Louis XVI of France ...