Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
FERDINAND PHILIPPE, DEATH OF THE DUKE OF ORLEANS
HART, Laurent Joseph: Belgium, 1842, Bronze, 73 mm
Ferdinand Philip Louis Charles Henry, Duke of Orleans (1810-1842) was the son of Louis Philippe, the future King of France, and Marie Amelie, princess of the Two Sicilies. He was active as a soldier in the revolution in Belgium (1831-1832) and, as lieutenant general, served in the campaigns in Algeria (1835-1840). He died in 1842 after an accident at Neuilly, near Paris. This medal was issued to commemorate his death.