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Portrait length color image of Philippe II Duke of Orleans, Regent aka. Philippe d'Orléans , by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Philippe II Duke of Orleans, Regent aka. Philippe d'Orléans , by George Stuart.

Philippe I, duc d’Orleans (1640-1701) known as “Monsieur”, brother of Louis XIV. His homosexual lifestyle was occasionally awkward for Louis. Philippe married twice and had three children. He was credited with the victory of the French at the battle of Kassel in 1677. His patronage of artists and musicians brought forward Molière and Lully. His family line would continue to play a role in French politics down to the 19th century.

Full length color image of Philippe II Duke of Orleans, Regent aka. Philippe d'Orléans , by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Philippe II Duke of Orleans, Regent aka. Philippe d'Orléans , by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Philippe II Duke of Orleans, Regent aka. Philippe d'Orléans , by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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