Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans

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Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (l. 1747-1793) was a French noble of royal blood. He was the head of the House of Orléans, a cadet branch of the royal Bourbon dynasty, and was a cousin of King Louis XVI of France (r. 1774-1792). Despite this, Orléans supported the French Revolution (1789-1799) and voted for Louis XVI's execution in 1793.

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  • 13 Apr 1747 - 6 Nov 1793
    Life of Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, also known as Philippe Égalité. Head of the House of Orléans, and a supporter of the French Revolution.
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