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LOUIS-PHILLIPE I, KING OF THE FRENCH (1773-1850)
LOUIS-PHILLIPE I, KING OF THE FRENCH (1773-1850) 
Formerly duc d'Orléans, and son of “Philippe Égalité

Formerly duc d'Orléans, and son of "Philippe Égalité." Despite his aristocratic background, he enthusiastically embraced the French Revolution. He got entangled in the treason of General Dumouriez, and fled into exile in 1793. Despite his forced absence, he never aided France's enemies during the years of war that followed. He returned with the Bourbon Restoration, and in the ensuing upheaval, he was chosen (with the support of Lafayette) "King of the French" in 1830. At first very popular as the unassuming "Citizen King," his increasing conservatism helped spark the 1848 revolution in France, which resulted in his abdication and the creation of a Second Republic. He died a few years later. Manuscript official letter, in French (not translated), dated November 11, 1820, at the Palais Royale. Boldly signed "Louis Philippe D'Orleans." Excellent condition. A great artifact from a fascinating French monarch. $285.00


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