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Marengo 09-06-2007 02:30 PM

Queen Louise-Marie of The Belgians (1812-1850)
Queen Louise-Marie (1812-1850)

This thread is about Queen Louise-Marie The Belgians (Palermo 03 Apr 1812-Ostend 11 Oct 1850)

Parents: King Louis-Phillipe I of France and Princess Marie-Amelie of the Two Sicilies.

Husband: King Leopold I of The Belgians

Children: Prince Louis-Phillipe, King Leopold II of The Belgians, Prince Phillip of Belgium, Count of Flanders, Empress Charlotte (Carlota) of Mexico

Siblings: Crownprince Ferdinand of France, Duke of Orleans; Duchess Marie of Wurttemberg; Prince Louis Charles of France, Duke of Nemours; Princess Fransisca of France; Princess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary; Prince Francois of France, Prince of Joinville; Prince Charles of France, Duke of Penthièvre; Prince Henri of France, Duke of Aumale; Prince Antoine of France, Duke of Montpensier and Infante of Spain.

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Marengo 09-06-2007 06:32 PM

Louise-Marie, Queen of the Belgians (Louise-Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle d'Orléans) - fille de France, and Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Leopold I. Born in Palermo, Sicily on April 3, 1812, she was the eldest daughter of the future King Louis-Phillippe of the French and his wife Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies. On August 9, 1832, Louise-Marie married King Leopold I of the Belgians in Compiègne, France. She and Leopold had four children, including Leopold II of Belgium and Empress Carlota of Mexico.

Read the entire wikipedia article here.

Marengo 09-06-2007 06:35 PM

Louise-Marie and her family:

Marengo 09-07-2007 08:56 PM

Her parents, King Louis-Phillipe of The French and Queen Marie-Amelie:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:06 PM

According to wikipedia this winterhaller portrait is of Queen Louise-Marie, others however claim that it is one of her sisters:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:07 PM

Some more portraits:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:08 PM

And some more:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:08 PM

And even more:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:09 PM

Her eldest son Louis-Phillipe died very young. Here an unclear drawing of him:

Marengo 09-07-2007 09:14 PM

Two more portraits, the first made of her wedding and the second shows her and her husband:

gogm 12-28-2007 12:22 AM

Pictures of Queen Louise-Marie
I looked for a long time to see some high resolution images of Queen Louise-Marie. Here are links:

For full access to these pictures, please go to:
Grand Ladies pictures from fashion photos on webshots

LadyLeana 10-25-2008 07:44 PM

Leopold met Louise Marie for the first time when she was about 9 years old. His first impression was that she was "too silent".

She was, in fact, a very shy girl, and she only appeared in public when her husband forced her.

Their marriage was purely political and ensured the political support for Belgium's independence of one of it's most powerful neighbour, as well as its allegiance.

Since Leopold was a protestant, they had both a Catholic and a Calvinist ceremony.

CyrilVladisla 08-17-2016 11:51 PM

Louise-Marie greatly adored her father, King Louis Philippe. She spent more time with her mother.
Pomp and splendor had little appeal to her. She often sent gifts to Queen Victoria.

Curryong 08-18-2016 01:07 AM

Louise was a very delicate looking girl and woman and of course died from tuberculosis at quite a young age. I've never read that her marriage to Leopold was unhappy, but on the other hand I don't think it was a passionate romance either. Leopold was quite a melancholy character in later life, I think, and his first wife Charlotte was probably the great love of his life.

An Ard Ri 04-11-2018 06:14 PM

Queen Marie Louise has a beautiful memorial dedicated to her memory at the church of Saints-Pierre-et-Paul in Ostend.
The magnificent white marble monument was executed in 1859 by the Belgian sculptor Charles-Auguste Fraikin following her death see below.

The Queen however is buried at Our Lady of Laeken in Brussels but is possibly the only Belgian queen to have such a memorial at another church.

maria-olivia 04-12-2018 09:13 AM

Her first born Child was burried in our Cathedral and the Queen in Ostend because the Church of Our Dame of Laeken and its Crypte Royale were not even build or ready.
King Leopold I who died Protestant was not allowed by the Priest to enter his Church. They built a provisory Tent outside the Church and afterwards he was burried in the Crypte Royale.

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