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Prince Jean, Duke of Guise

Duke of Guise
Born (1874-09-04)4 September 1874
Paris, France
Died 25 August 1940(1940-08-25) (aged 65)
Larache, Morocco
Spouse Princess Isabelle of Orléans
Issue Princess Isabelle, Countess of Harcourt
Françoise, Princess Christopher of Greece and Denmark
Princess Anne, Duchess of Aosta
Prince Henri, Count of Paris
House House of Orléans
Father Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres
Mother Princess Marie-Françoise of Orléans
Religion Roman Catholicism

Jean Pierre Clément Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (4 September 1874 – 25 August 1940), was the son of Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840–1910), grandson of Ferdinand-Philippe and great-grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. His mother was Marie-Françoise d'Orléans, daughter of François, Prince of Joinville, and Francisca of Braganza, Princess of Brazil.


  • Biography 1
    • Marriage and issue 1.1
  • Ancestry 2
  • References 3


Upon the death of his cousin Philippe of Orléans, Duke of Orléans, claimant to the throne of France as "Philip VIII", the Duke of Guise became, at least for his Orleanist supporters, titular king of France as "Jean III".[1] The title was disputed by members of the Spanish Anjou branch of the family, descended from Louis XIV.

Marriage and issue

In 1899, Jean d'Orléans married his 1st cousin Isabelle d'Orléans (1878–1961). Isabelle was the younger sister of Philip VIII and daughter of Philip VII and Marie Isabelle d'Orléans.

They had four children:

Jean died in Larache, Morocco, in 1940.


Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 4 September 1874 Died: 25 August 1940
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Philippe VIII
King of the French
28 March 1926 – 25 August 1940
Succeeded by
Henri VI


  1. ^ "Duke of Guise claims throne". royalmusingsblogspotcom. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "ADIEU MADAME". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
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