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Prince Antoine
Spouse Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain
Father Louis Philippe of France
Mother Maria Amelia of the Two Sicilies
Born 31 July 1824(1824-07-31)
Died 4 February 1890 (aged 65)

Antoine Marie Philippe Louis d'Orleans, duc de Montpensier was the youngest son of King Louis Philippe of France and his wife Maria Amelia Teresa of the Two Sicilies. He was born on 31 July 1824 at the château de Neuilly and died 4 February 1890 at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

On 10 October 1846 at Madrid, Spain, he married Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, the daughter of King Fernando VII of Spain and his wife Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies.

They had ten children:

  1. Maria Isabel (1848-1919), who married Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de Paris
  2. Maria Amelia (1851-1870)
  3. Maria Christina (1852-1879)
  4. Maria de la Regla (1856-1861)
  5. [?] (1857-1857)
  6. Fernando (1859-1873)
  7. Mercedes (1860-1878), who married Alfonso XII of Spain
  8. Felipe (1862-1864)
  9. Antonio (1866-1930), who married Infanta Eulalia of Spain, daughter of Queen Isabel II of Spain
  10. Luis (1867-1874)

Candidate for the Spanish throne

Antoine de Montpensier lived in Spain from 1848 when he and his family had to leave France after the Revolution of 1848.
During the Spanish revolution of 1868, he supported the insurgents under Juan Prim against Queen Isabella II of Spain, his own sister-in-law.

In 1870 he fought a duel against Henry of Bourbon, the brother of Francis of Spain, and killed him. Antoine was condemned to one month in prison.

On 16 November 1870 the Cortes voted for the next King and chose Amadeo I of Spain with 191 votes. Antoine only received 27 votes, and left Spain, only to return in 1874.
His ambitions were fulfilled by his daughter Mercedes, who became Queen Consort of Spain after her marriage to Alfonso XII, son of Isabella II.

Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Auguste Marie Johanna of Baden-Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Louise Henriette de Bourbon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Louis-Philippe of France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Marie Victoire de Noailles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Francesco III d'Este
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Maria Theresa Felicitas d'Este
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Antoine d'Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Philip V of Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Charles III of Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Elisabeth Farnese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Augustus III of Poland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Maria Amalia of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Maria Josepha of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Marie Caroline of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Maria Theresa of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
 
 
 
 
 
 

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