Xavier, Duke of Aquitaine

Xavier Marie Joseph, Duke of Aqutaine (8 September 1753 – 22 February 1754) was a French prince of the House of Bourbon. He was the third surviving child and eldest son of Louis, Dauphin of France and Maria Josepha of Saxony, and was thus the oldest brother to the future kings Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X. He was given the courtesy title of Duke of Aquitaine upon birth and during the five months he lived he was second in line to the throne of France after his elder brother Louis Joseph, Duke of Burgundy. He died after an epileptic fit and was buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. Since he and his brother predeceased their father and grandfather, the throne of France ultimately passed to their younger brother Louis Auguste.

Xavier
Born(1753-09-08)8 September 1753
Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died22 February 1754(1754-02-22) (aged 0)
Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Burial
HouseBourbon
FatherLouis, Dauphin of France
MotherPrincess Maria Josepha of Saxony

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  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 11.
Xavier, Duke of Aquitaine
Born: 8 September 1753 Died: 22 February 1754
French royalty
Preceded by
Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry
Duke of Aquitaine
1753–1754
Succeeded by
Gonzalo, Duke of Aquitaine