Berry, Caroline Ferdinande Louise, duchesse de

Berry, Caroline Ferdinande Louise, duchesse de

(kärôlēn` fĕrdēnäNd lwēz, düshĕs` də bĕrē`), 1798–1870, wife of the French prince, Charles Ferdinand, duc de Berry; daughter of Francis I of the Two Sicilies. She went into exile from France after the overthrow of King Charles X, her father-in-law. Returning secretly in 1832, she organized a small, unsuccessful uprising in an attempt to win the throne for Berry's posthumous son, Henri, later known as the comte de ChambordChambord, Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné, comte de
, 1820–83, Bourbon claimant to the French throne, posthumous son of Charles Ferdinand, duc de Berry. His original title was duke of Bordeaux.
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. For these activities she was imprisoned. However, when it became obvious that the duchesse was pregnant, she was forced to reveal her secret second marriage to an Italian count. This marriage alienated her royalist supporters, and the French government released her from prison.
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