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Alexandre Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Valois

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Alexandre Louis d'Orléans
Duke of Valois
Born2 June 1673
Saint-Cloud, France
Died16 March 1676(1676-03-16) (aged 2)
Palais-Royal, France
FatherPhilippe I, Duke of Orléans
MotherElisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate

Alexandre Louis d'Orléans[lower-alpha 1] (c. 2 June 1673 – 16 March 1676),[1][2] was a short-lived son of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans and Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate. Styled Duke of Valois, he died at the age of three.


Born on 2 June 1673 in Saint-Cloud, France,[1][3] Alexandre Louis d'Orléans was the son of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans and his second wife, Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate. He was their first child; his younger full siblings were Philippe, the future Duke of Orléans, and Élisabeth Charlotte, the future duchess of Lorraine. In later years, Elisabeth Charlotte would describe the birth of Alexandre Louis as an ordeal, emphasizing the reluctance she had when performing her marital duties.[4]

He was baptized in Paris on 10 April 1674, and was styled as Duke of Valois during his short life. Alexandre Louis died on the night of 16 March 1676 at the Palais-Royal. His body was taken to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and his heart to the Val-de-Grace.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Achaintre 1825, p. 361.
  2. Secret memoirs of the court of Louis xiv, and of the regency; extracted from the German correspondence of the Duchess of Orleans, 1824
  3. Hans Ferdinand, Helmolt (1908). 1659-1709. Insel. p. 11. Retrieved 14 June 2022. Search this book on
  4. Lewis, W.H. (1961). The scandalous regent : a life of Philippe, duc d'Orleans, 1674-1723, and of his family. London: A. Deutsch. p. 12. Retrieved 14 June 2022. Search this book on



  1. Almost always referred to in sources as Alexandre-Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Valois

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