Princess Hélène of Orléans

Princess Hélène of Orléans

Princess Hélène of Orleans, Duchess of Aosta ("Hélène Louise Henriette") (13 June 1871,York House, Twickenham-21 January 1951, Naples, Italy).She was the third of eight children born to Louis-Philippe, Count de Paris and Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain. Although she was the first choice of bride for Nicholas II of Russia by his parents, the relationship did not progress beyond friendship.While Nicholas went on to marry Alix of Hesse in late 1894, Hélène married Prince Emanuele Filiberto Vittorio Eugenio Alberto Genova Giuseppe Maria, 2nd Duke of Aosta (1869-1931) on 25 June 1895 at Kingston-on-Thames.

The couple had two sons:

* Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta (October 21, 1898 - March 3, 1942)
* Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta who briefly ruled as King Tomislav II of Croatia. (9 March, 1900 - 29 January, 1948)


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1= 1. Princess Hélène of Orléans
2= 2. Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
3= 3. Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans
4= 4. Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans
5= 5. Duchess Helena of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
6= 6. Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier
7= 7. Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain
8= 8. Louis-Philippe of France
9= 9. Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies
10= 10. Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11= 11. Princess Caroline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
12= 12. Louis-Philippe of France (= 8)
13= 13. Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies (= 9)
14= 14. Ferdinand VII of Spain
15= 15. Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
16= 16. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
17= 17. Louise Marie Adélaïde of Bourbon-Penthièvre
18= 18. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
19= 19. Marie Caroline of Austria
20= 20. Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
21= 21. Princess Luise of Saxe-Gotha
22= 22. Charles Augustus, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
23= 23. Princess Luise Auguste of Hesse-Darmstadt
24= 24. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (= 16)
25= 25. Louise Marie Adélaïde of Bourbon-Penthièvre (= 17)
26= 26. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (= 18)
27= 27. Marie Caroline of Austria (= 19)
28= 28. Charles IV of Spain
29= 29. Maria Luisa of Parma
30= 30. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
31= 31. Maria Isabella of Spain

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