Victoire of France

Victoire of France

Birth
Versailles, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Death 7 Jun 1799 (aged 66)
Trieste, Provincia di Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 84703418 · View Source
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French Royalty. Marie Louise Thérèse Victoire de France, daughter of King Louis XV of France and his wife Queen Marie Leszczynska, was born at the Palace of Versailles. She was the fifth daughter and seventh child of the marriage. Unlike her older siblings, she was not raised at the Palace of Versailles. Instead, Victoire was sent to the Abbey of Fontevraud as a young child, where she would remain until she was 15 years old. She was then allowed to return to court. The princess shared her family's dismay over the king's open adultery with many mistresses. Though beautiful, she never married. As was the case with her sister Adélaïde, there was a shortage of available and appropriate consorts at the time. After the death of their father in 1774, Victoire and her sisters Adélaïde and Sophie were allowed to remain at the court of their nephew Louis XVI, and kept their apartments at the Palace of Versailles. However, with the onset of the French Revolution in 1789, Victoire and her surviving sister Adélaïde left Versailles and resided at the Château de Bellevue. The passage of anti-Catholic laws during the Revolution made it necessary for them to flee France and go to Italy in 1791. However, on the way, they were arrested and detained. After their release, they went to Turin and then Rome. As revolution spread, the sisters found it necessary to keep on the move. They went to Naples in 1796, Corfu in 1799, and finally Trieste. However, Victoire died of breast cancer in Trieste in 1799. She had outlived her parents and all but one of her siblings. Her remains and those of her sister were not returned to France until the Bourbon Restoration. Their nephew King Louis XVIII arranged the return of their remains. The sisters were both interred at the Basilica of Saint Denis.

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  • Originally Created by: Anne Philbrick
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 84703418
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Victoire of France (11 May 1733–7 Jun 1799), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84703418, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .