List of consorts of Orléans

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Queen of Orléans

The Orléans part of the title comes from the city of Orléans, which was the capital of these kings. The Frankish kings in that region stopped calling themselves Kings of Orléans after they conquered the Burgundians. After 613 the Kingdom of Orléans became the Kingdom of Burgundy, and the queens became Queen consorts of Burgundy.

Orléans Prefecture and commune in Centre-Val de Loire, France

Orléans is a prefecture and commune in north-central France, about 111 kilometres southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre-Val de Loire region.

Burgundians Historical East Germanic ethnic group

The Burgundians were a large East Germanic tribe or group of tribes that lived in the time of the Roman Empire in the region of Germania that is now part of Poland.

Kingdom of Burgundy historic region in Western Europe, now Southern France

Kingdom of Burgundy was a name given to various states located in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. The historical Burgundy correlates with the border area of France, Italy and Switzerland and includes the major modern cities of Geneva and Lyon.


Merovingian dynasty, 511–524, 561–613

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame QueenCeased to be QueenDeath Spouse
Guntheuc of Burgundy Godomar of Burgundy 495514/52125 June 524
husband's death
532 Chlodomer
Kingdom passed to Soissons, Paris, and Rheims
Kingdom repartioned out of United Frankish state after Chlothar I's death.
Vénérande a slave----- Guntram
Marcatrude Magnachaire, Duke of the Franks -556565
Austerchild -548566/7after 580
Faileube ------ Childebert II
Ermenberga of the Visigoths Witteric, King of the Visigoths -606607
- Theuderic II
United to Austrasia in 612 and passed Neustria in 613.

Countess of Orléans

Merovingian countesses

Chlothar I King of the Franks

Chlothar I, was a king of the Franks of the Merovingian dynasty and one of the four sons of Clovis I.

Carolingian countesses

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame CountessCeased to be CountessDeath Spouse
Waldrada de Wormsgau Erphold ?
husband's death
824 Adrian
There are no mentions of Matfrid, Count of Orléans, having a wife or if he did what her name was.
Engeltrude de Fézensac Leuthard I, Count of Paris and Fézensac
husband's ascension
husband's death
- Odo I
There are no mentions of Odo I's successor, William, Count of Orléans, having a wife or if he did what her name was.
Agane ----before 862 Robert
Aelis of Tours Hugh, Count of Tours
805after 86215 September 866
husband's death
Théodrate of Troyes Aleran, Count of Troyes 868881/before 88529 February 888
became Queen consort
903 Odo II
Judith--922925 Hugh I
Eadhild of England Edward the Elder, King of the Anglo-Saxons
907/910926/726 January 937
Hedwig of Saxony.jpg Hedwige of Saxony Henry I the Fowler, King of the East Franks
910/2214 September 93816 June 956
husband's death
10 May 965
Adelaide of Aquitaine.jpg Adelaide of Aquitaine William III, Duke of Aquitaine
9459703 July 987
became Queen consort
15 June 1004/06 Hugh II

Capetian countesses

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame CountessCeased to be CountessDeath Spouse
Isabella of Aragon - psychology of dress.jpg Isabella of Aragon James I of Aragon
124728 May 126225 August 1270
became Queen
28 January 1271 Philip of France

Duchess of Orléans

House of Valois

First creation

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame DuchessCeased to be DuchessDeath Spouse
Blanche de France (fille de Charles IV).jpg Blanche of France Charles IV of France
1 April 13288 January 13451 September 1376
husband's death
8 February 1393 Philippe of Valois

Second creation

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame DuchessCeased to be DuchessDeath Spouse
Valentine de Milan - Neurdein Phot.jpg Valentina Visconti Giangaleazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan
136617 August 138923 November 1407
husband's death
4 December 1408 Louis I
Isabelle de Valois.JPG Isabella of Valois Charles VI of France
9 November 138929 June 140623 November 1407
husband's accession
13 September 1409 Charles I
Charles of Orleans & Bonne of Armagnac Marriage.jpg Bonne d'Armagnac Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac
19 February 139215 August 14101430/5
Charles of Orleans & Marie of Cleves.jpg Marie de Clèves Adolph I, Duke of Cleves
(De la Marck)
19 September 142627 November 14405 January 1465
husband's death
23 August 1487
Joan of Valois Queen of France.jpg Joan of France, Duchess of Berry Louis XI of France
23 April 14618 September 14767 April 1498
became Queen consort
4 February 1505 Louis II

Third creation

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame DuchessCeased to be DuchessDeath Spouse
Catherine de medicis.jpg Catherine de' Medici Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
13 April 151928 October 153310 August 1536
title passed to brother-in-law
5 January 1589 Henri I

House of Bourbon

Fourth creation


Fifth creation

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame DuchessCeased to be DuchessDeath Spouse
Marie de Bourbon, duchesse de Montpensier, duchesse d'Orleans.jpg Marie de Bourbon,
Mademoiselle de Montpensier
Duchess of Montpensier
Henri de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier
15 October 16056 August 16264 June 1627 Gaston
Anthonis van Dyck 018.jpg Marguerite of Lorraine Francis II, Duke of Lorraine
22 July 16152 to 3 January 16322 February 1660
husband's death
13 April 1672

House of Orléans

Sixth creation

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame DuchessCeased to be DuchessDeath Spouse
Mignard, possibly after - Henrietta of England - National Portrait Gallery.jpg Princess Henrietta of England and Scotland Charles I of England and Scotland
26 June 164431 March 166130 June 1670 Philippe de France
Liselotte von der pfalz.jpg Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate [1] Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine
27 May 165216 November 16719 June 1701
husband's death
9 December 1722
La seconde Mademoiselle de Blois, Francois de Troy, Chateau de Versailles..jpg Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Légitimée de France
Mademoiselle de Blois [2]
Louis XIV of France
(Bourbon (Illegitimate))
25 May 167718 February 16929 June 1701
husband's accession
2 December 1723
husband's death
1 February 1749 Philippe d'Orléans
Auguste Marie Johanna, Markgrafin von Baden-Baden.jpg Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden
10 November 170413 July 17248 July 1726 Louis d'Orléans
Louise Henriette de Bourbon (1726-1759), depicted as the goddess Hebe by Nattier (Metropolitan Museum of Art).jpg Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Conti
Duchess of Étampes
Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti
20 June 172617 December 17434 February 1752
husband's accession
9 February 1759 Louis Philippe d'Orléans
Portrait of Louise Marie Adelaide de Bourbon by Vigee Lebrun.jpg Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon
Mademoiselle de Penthièvre
Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre
13 March 17538 May 176818 November 1785
husband's accession
6 November 1793
husband's execution
23 June 1821 Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans
Marie-Amelie de Bourbon 1.JPG Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
(Two Sicilies)
26 April 178225 November 18099 August 1830
became Queen consort
24 March 1866 Louis Philippe d'Orléans
Portrait of Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (Duchess of Orleans) with her son Prince Louis Philippe, Count of Paris by Winterhalter.jpg Duchess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
24 January 181430 May 183713 July 1842
husband's death
17 May 1858 Ferdinand Philippe


  1. Born Elizabeth Charlotte, Countess Palatine of Simmern
  2. Known as "la seconde Mademoiselle de Blois" or "the second Mademoiselle de Blois", the style having been held by her half sister Marie Anne de Bourbon

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