Philip, Duke of Orléans

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Philip of Orléans (born July 1, 1336 at Vincennes – died September 1, 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 January 18, 1345, he married his relative Blanche (April 1, 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.

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, Apr 15, 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]