[France] Luigi Filip. Guis. Borbone Duca Di Orleans, Do. Filippo Egalite Nato li 4 Aprile 1747.
in Napoli presso Talani e Gervasi al Gigante No. 3.7 [n.d. c.1795].
Etching. 130 x 185mm.
Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orleans, known as Philippe Égalité [1747 – 1793]. A deputy to the States-General, his liberal views were suspected of cloaking an ambition to become constitutional monarch, and as the revolution progressed he lost the confidence of both republicans and royalists. After exchanging his title for the name Citizen Égalité, he was elected to the National Convention in September 1792 and voted for the execution of King Louis XVI but was himself arrested and guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1793. His son became King Louis Philippe.
Collection of the Royal House of Savoy and Italy.
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