Philip, Duke of Orléans

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Duke of Orléans
Blason Philippe de France (1336-1375) duc d'Orléans.svg
Arms of Philip, Duke of Orleans
Born (1336-07-01)1 July 1336
Died September 1, 1376(1376-09-01) (aged 40)
Spouse Blanche of France
Issue Louis d'Orléans (illegitimate)
House Valois
Father Philip VI of France
Mother Joan the Lame

Philip of Orléans (1 July 1336 at Vincennes – 1 September 1376 at Orléans) was a Duke of Orléans, Touraine, and Count of Valois, the fifth son of King Philip VI of France[1] and his wife Joan the Lame.

His father named him Duke of Orléans, a newly created duchy, in 1344.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

On 18 January 1345, he married his relative Blanche (1 April 1328 – 1392), the daughter of Charles IV the Fair and Jeanne d'Évreux,[1][2] but they had no children.

He had two natural sons, and one of them was Louis d'Orléans, who became bishop of Poitiers and bishop of Beauvais. A natural daughter, Marie d'Orléans, married Gédéon V of Beauvilliers.

As a consequence of the Treaty of Brétigny he served some time as a hostage in England for the good behaviour of his brother John II of France, when he was temporarily released.

Philip died in 1376 without any legitimate issue. His title and lands returned to the royal domain.



  1. ^ a b Christine De Pizan, David F. Hult, Debate of the Romance of the Rose, University of Chicago Press, 15 April 2010, p 59
  2. ^ Tanya Suella Stabler, Now She is Martha, Now She is Mary: Beguine Communities in Medieval Paris (1250-1470), ProQuest, 2007, p 64.[1]