Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Brittany

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Louis
Dauphin of France; Duke of Brittany
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House House of Bourbon
Father Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Marie Adélaïde of Savoy
Born (1707-01-08)8 January 1707
Palace of Versailles, France
Died 8 March 1712(1712-03-08) (aged 5)
Palace of Versailles, France
Burial Basilica of St Denis
Religion Roman Catholicism

Louis, Duke of Brittany, Dauphin of France (8 January 1707 – 8 March 1712), was the first son of Louis of France, Duke of Burgundy, and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy.

As a son of the eldest son of the Dauphin, he was a fils de France. Louis was born at Versailles to the Duke and Duchess of Burgundy; at birth he was created the Duke of Brittany and was the first person to hold that title for almost 200 years. At the time of his birth Louis was the third-in-line heir to his great-grandfather, King Louis XIV, following his father and grandfather, Louis, le Grand Dauphin. He was preceded in birth by an elder brother, also named Louis, who was born in 1704 and died in infancy the following year.

Due to the deaths of his grandfather in 1711 and his father in 1712, he was heir apparent to his great-grandfather as Dauphin of France for three weeks in 1712. Like his parents, he too died of measles and was buried in the Basilica of St Denis. His younger brother became the Dauphin and eventually succeeded as King Louis XV in 1715.

Ancestry[edit]

Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Brittany
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 8 January 1707 Died: 8 March 1712
French royalty
Preceded by
Louis,
le Petit Dauphin
Dauphin of France
18 February 1712–8 March 1712
Succeeded by
Louis
as future Louis XV