Henri, Count of Paris (1933–2019)

Orléanist pretender to the defunct French throne as Henry VII

Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris, Duke of France (Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans; 14 June 1933 – 21 January 2019), was head of the House of Orléans. He was one of the pretenders to the defunct French crown as Henry VII.

Henri d'Orléans
Count of Paris, Duke of France
Orléanist pretender to the French throne
Pretence19 June 1999 – 21 January 2019
PredecessorHenri, Count of Paris
SuccessorPrince Jean, Duke of Vendôme
Born(1933-06-14)14 June 1933
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Died21 January 2019(2019-01-21) (aged 85)
Paris, France
Micaela Cousiño Quiñones de León
(m. 1984)
IssuePrincess Marie of Liechtenstein
François, Count of Clermont
Princess Blanche
Jean, Duke of Vendôme
Eudes, Duke of Angoulême
Regnal name
Henry VII
FatherHenri, Count of Paris
MotherPrincess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza

Henri was a descendant in the male-line of France's "Citizen-King" Louis-Philippe d'Orléans (ruled 1830–1848), he was also recognized as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists, called Unionists, who call him as the rightful heir of Henri de Bourbon, Count of Chambord, the last patrilineal descendant of King Louis XV.[1][2]

Henri of Orléans was a military officer as well as an author and painter.[3]

References change

  1. Willis, Daniel (1999). "The Royal Family of France". The Descendants of Louis XIII. Baltimore: Clearfield. pp. 94–97, 806. ISBN 0-8063-4942-5.
  2. Elliot, Matthew (17 May 2016). "Could restoring a bunch of kings solve Europe's democratic deficit?". New Statesman. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. Montjouvent, Philippe de (1998). Le Comte de Paris et sa Descendance. France: Editions du Chaney. pp. 180–183, 193–195, 203–211. ISBN 2-913211-00-3.