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Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« on: August 09, 2005, 04:45:34 PM »
The only daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, she suvived the revolution and married her first cousin Louis, Duc d'Angouleme, the son of Charles, Comte d'Artois. In 1814 when the monarchy was restored in France, Marie-Therese was in the triumphant procession into Paris. Imagine how she must have felt knowing that the people now cheering her had murdered her parents and brother only 22 years earlier . . .
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2005, 05:49:27 PM »
One of History's ironies I suppose... what happened to her afterwards? Any portraits of her? I'm sure there's lots....

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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 06:22:56 AM »
Marie-Therese died in 1851, aged 73. She lived with her Austrian relatives after France became a republic again. She never had any children, and was tormented by people who pretended to be her brother, Louis XVII but always avoided meeting her . . .
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005, 07:10:18 AM »
Here are some portraits of Marie-Therese!

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2005, 07:32:00 AM »
And one of her husband ''King'' Louis XIX Antoine of France better known as Duc d'Angouleme!

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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2005, 07:56:52 AM »
Thanks you so much for the lurvly pics, Marc. Gosh, look at that one of Louis - looks a little weedy, doesn't he? No wonder he and Marie-Therese had no children.
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2005, 09:31:37 AM »
Weren't they both already fairly inbred?

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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2005, 01:59:15 PM »
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Weren't they both already fairly inbred?


Well, Marie-Therese's parents weren't actually that inbred in comparison to other royals - Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were 3rd cousins, I beleive. As for her husband, his parents were also 3rd cousins.
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2005, 12:13:18 AM »
It is the familly tree  ;):

http://www.madame-royale.de/en/picdat/tree.htm

There is a legend who said she was replaced by her sister, but it is the firt time I heard this story  :

http://www.madame-royale.de/en/index.htm
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Re: Princess Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2005, 04:57:49 AM »
Thanks for info, Helene - this theory about substitution seems pretty far fetched. I read Debra Cadbury's 'The Lost King of France' which is in theory a book about her brother but in fact is almost a biography of her, and the substitution theory is not mentioned once.
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