Louis, Dauphin of France


Louis, Dauphin of France

Louis, Dauphin of France (or of Viennois), or variations on this name, may refer to the following Dauphins of France:

*Louis, Dauphin of France (1397-1415), third son of Charles VI of France, was Dauphin 1401-1415
*Louis, Dauphin of France (1661-1711), son of Louis XIV of France, known as "le Grand Dauphin", was Dauphin 1661-1711
*Louis of France, Duke of Burgundy (1682-1712), son of the previous, grandson of Louis XIV, known as "Duke of Burgundy", was Dauphin 1711-1712
*Louis, Duke of Brittany (1707-1712), son of the previous, great-grandson of Louis XIV, known as "Duke of Brittany", was Dauphin for one week in 1712
*Louis, Dauphin of France (1729-1765), son of Louis XV of France, was Dauphin 1729-1765
*Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781-1789), eldest son of Louis XVI of France, was Dauphin 1781-1789

All of these died without having become Kings of France.

*Louis XVII of France (1785-1795), the younger son of Louis XVI of France and of his wife Marie Antoinette, who, though never having reigned is counted as "King Louis XVII", was Dauphin 1789-1793
*Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angouleme (1775-1844), who is best known as "Duke of Angouleme" and who is counted as "King Louis XIX" by legitimists was Dauphin 1824-1830
*Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou (born 1974), the current legitimist Pretender to the French throne as "Louis XX", was known by his supporters as "Louis, Dauphin of France" 1984-1989.

A number of men named Louis who ascended the French throne and are much better known as kings:
*Louis XI of France (1423-1483) was Dauphin 1429-1461
*Louis XIII of France (1601-1643) was Dauphin 1601-1610
*Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) was Dauphin 1638-1643
*Louis XV of France (1710-1774) was Dauphin 1715-1715
*Louis XVI of France (1754-1793) was Dauphin 1765-1774

A number of men named Louis bearing a similar title ("Dauphin of Auvergne") can be found at Louis, Dauphin of Auvergne (disambiguation).


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