Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1900–1983)

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Princess Isabelle
Isabelle d Orleans Harcourt.jpg
Born (1900-11-27)27 November 1900
Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, France
Died 12 February 1983(1983-02-12) (aged 82)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Spouse Bruno, Count of Harcourt
Pierre Murat, Prince Murat
Issue Bernard d'Harcourt
Gilone d'Harcourt
Isabelle d'Harcourt
Monique d'Harcourt
Full name
Isabelle Françoise Hélène Marie d'Orléans
House Orléans
Father Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
Mother Princess Isabelle of Orléans

Princess Isabelle Françoise Hélène Marie of Orléans (27 November 1900, Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, France – 12 February 1983, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was member of the House of Orléans and by marriage Countess of Harcourt.

The daughter of Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (1874–1940), Orleanist pretender to the French throne, and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans.


She married at Le Chesnay, on 12 September 1923, French aristocrat Bruno, Count of Harcourt (1899–1930), son of Count Eugène of Harcourt and Armande of Pierre de Bernis. Bruno was an automobile racer and he died on a practice for the Moroccan Grand Prix.

They had four children:

  • Bernard d'Harcourt, Count of Harcourt (1925–1958). Married first to Zenaide Rachevsky; second to Yvonne de Contades, had issue
  • Gilone d'Harcourt (1927), who married Count Antoine of Dreux-Brézé, has issue.
  • Isabelle d'Harcourt (1927–1993), who married Prince Louis Murat, had issue.
  • Monique d'Harcourt (1929), who married Count Alfred Boulay de la Meurthe, has issue.

As a widow, Isabelle remarried Prince Pierre Murat (1900–1948) in 1934, at Jouy-en-Josas. They had no children. Prince Murat was the grandson of Prince Louis Napoléon Murat (Paris, 22 December 1851 – Paris, 22 September 1912) the son of Prince Lucien Murat of the house of Murat and the House of Bonaparte.