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Prince Ferdinand d’Orléans, duc d’Alençon

Prince Ferdinand d’Orléans, duc d’Alençon


A carte-de-visite portrait of Prince Ferdinand d’Orléans, duc d’Alençon (1844-1910), a son of the duc de Nemours, second son of King Louis-Philippe of France. He is seen here in the uniform of the Spanish Hussars.

Ferdinand d’Alençon married Sophie Charlotte, Duchess in Bavaria, younger sister of the Empress Elisabeth (popularly called ‘Sisi’). The couple had two children. The duchesse d’Alençon died in a fire at a charity bazaar in Paris on 4 May 1897. She had refused rescue attempts, insisting that the girls working with her at the bazaar be saved first.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 26 June 1861.
 

Code: 124978
 
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