Louis, Dauphin of France

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Louis, Dauphin of France (or of Viennois), or variations on this name, may refer to:

Several later Dauphins are considered pretenders to the throne of France:

  • Louis XVII of France (1785–1795), younger son of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, who, though never having reigned is counted as King Louis XVII, was Dauphin 1789–1793
  • Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775–1844), best known as Duke of Angoulême and who is counted as King Louis XIX by legitimists, was Dauphin 1824-1830
  • Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou (born 1974), the current legitimist Pretender to the French throne as Louis XX, was known by his supporters as Louis, Dauphin of France from 1984–1989

A number of men named Louis who ascended the French throne and are much better known as kings:

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