Nemours, Louis Charles Philippe Raphaël d'Orléans, duc de

Nemours, Louis Charles Philippe Raphaël d'Orléans, duc de

(lwē shärl fēlēp` räfäĕl` dôrlāäN` dük də nəmo͞or`), 1814–96, French prince; second son of King Louis PhilippeLouis Philippe
, 1773–1850, king of the French (1830–48), known before his accession as Louis Philippe, duc d'Orléans. The son of Philippe Égalité (see Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'), he joined the army of the French Revolution,
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. In 1831 he was offered the throne of Belgium, but Louis Philippe declined for him in order to avoid antagonizing Great Britain. He fought in Algeria and was active (1842–48) in the chamber of peers. After the February Revolution of 1848 he lived in England. He helped to effect a rapprochement between the legitimist pretender, the comte de Chambord, and the Orleanist pretender, his nephew Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans. He returned to France in 1871.
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