Philippe Égalité

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Philippe Égalité:

see Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'
, known as Philippe Égalité
, 1747–93, French revolutionist; great-grandson of Philippe II, duc d'Orléans (see Orléans, family) and great-great-great-grandson of King Louis XIII.
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Égalité, Philippe:

see Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'
, known as Philippe Égalité
, 1747–93, French revolutionist; great-grandson of Philippe II, duc d'Orléans (see Orléans, family) and great-great-great-grandson of King Louis XIII.
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Philippe Égalité

 

(also Louis Philippe Joseph d’Orléans). Born Apr. 13, 1747, in St. Cloud; died Nov. 6, 1793, in Paris. French political figure.

Philippe Egalité, duke of Orléans, was a representative of the younger branch of the Bourbons. During the French Revolution, he was elected to the Estates General of 1789, where he sided with the deputies of the Third Estate. He made wide use of various demagogic means in an effort to gain popularity. In 1791 he joined the Jacobin Club and in 1792 relinquished his title and adopted the surname Egalité (“equality”). He was elected to the Convention and voted for the execution of Louis XVI. His son Louis Philippe was involved in the treasonous plot of General Dumouriez; soon after the treason was uncovered, Philippe Egalité was guillotined.