Today in History - February 24th.1848 - Louis Philippe I of France abdicated

On February 24th.1848, King Louis Philippe I of France abdicated.


King Louis Philippe I of France.
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King Louis Philippe I of France was born on October 6th. 1773 in Paris.

In 1809 he married Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. 


Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
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They had 10 children.

King Louis Philippe I of France supported the Belgian Revolution in 1830.
Then Belgium separated from The Netherlands.

In 1832, the eldest daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France, Louise-Marie, 
married King Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (the first King of Belgium).

In 1848, King Louis Philippe I of France went on exile in England. 
He died on August 26th. 1850 in Claremont (United Kingdom).

His remains (and those of his wife) were taken to Dreux in France. 
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