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Charles Philippe was born on 9 October 1757, at Versailles, France. He was the son of Marie Josèphe of Saxony, Dauphine de France and Louis Ferdinand, Dauphin de France His paternal grandparents were Maria Leszczyńska, Queen Consort of France and Navarre and Louis XV, King of France and Navarre.Charles Philippe married Marie-Thérèse of Savoy.Marie Thérèse and Charles Philippe had four children. Louis XIX Antoine Sophie de Bourbon Charles Ferdinand Marie Thérèse Louise Sophie de Bourbon
Marie Zéphyrine of France by Jean Marc Nattier. Don't you love the little dog perched upon this noble infant's gown? Look at the teething rattle (made of coral & gold) clutched within her hand. Her tiny bow lips can't decide if they should curl up or down and her wide blue eyes are fixated, as if she is riveted or very drowsy. J'adore this glimpse at 18th Century babyhood. Marie Zephyrine was Louis XVI's older sister. Sadly, she would die of violent convulsions at five years old. ~LMB
Agnès Sorel (1422 - 9 February 1450), Dame de beauté, mistress to King Charles VII of France
Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Marguerite was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She became Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.