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Louis, Duke of Brittany (1707–1712)

Louis, Duke of Brittany (8 January 1707 – 8 March 1712), was the second son of Louis of France, Duke of Burgundy, and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy.

Louis of France
Dauphin of France; Duke of Brittany
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Born(1707-01-08)8 January 1707
Palace of Versailles, France
Died8 March 1712(1712-03-08) (aged 5)
Palace of Versailles, France
FatherLouis, Duke of Burgundy
MotherMarie Adélaïde of Savoy
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Eldest surviving son of the Dauphin, he was a fils de France. Louis was born at Versailles to the Duke and Duchess of Burgundy. He was created the Duke of Brittany succeeding his late brother Louis, who was the first to hold the title in 200 years. At the time of his birth, Louis was the third-in-line to the throne and heir to his great-grandfather, King Louis XIV, following his father and grandfather, Louis, le Grand Dauphin. He was preceded in birth by an elder brother, also named Louis, who was born in 1704 and died in infancy the following year.

Due to the deaths of his grandfather in 1711 and his father in 1712, he was heir apparent to his great-grandfather as Dauphin of France for three weeks in 1712. Like his parents, he too died of measles and was buried in the Basilica of St Denis. His younger brother became the Dauphin and eventually succeeded as King Louis XV in 1715.


Louis, Duke of Brittany (1707–1712)
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 8 January 1707 Died: 8 March 1712
French royalty
Preceded by
le Petit Dauphin
Dauphin of France
18 February 1712 – 8 March 1712
Succeeded by
as future Louis XV