Philip VIII, Duc d'Orléans

Noble person from France

Philip VIII, Duc d'Orléans Prince Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (24 August 1869 – 28 March 1926) was the Orléanist claimant to the throne of France from 1894 to 1926. Philippe was born at York House, Twickenham, Middlesex, the son of Philippe, Count of Paris, and of his wife, Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans. His family had lived in England since his great-grandfather Louis Philippe, King of the French abdicated and was exiled from France in 1848. Philippe was baptised with the names Louis-Philippe-Robert. In 1871 Philippe returned with his parents to France. He was educated at home at the Château d'Eu and at the Collège Stanislas de Paris. In 1880 he received the title Duc d'Orléans from his father. On 16 June 1881, he received the sacrament of confirmation at Eu. Philippe began his military education at the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. In June 1886 he was on the point of becoming an officer in the French Army when his family was once again exiled by the Republican government. Philippe finished his military education at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was attached for service to the King's Royal Rifle Corps which was then serving in India. He never had an actual commission in the  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Philip VIII, Duc d'Orleans
Date of birth
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans, Philippe


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