Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Death of the Duke d' Alencon

June 29, 1910

The Duke d'Alencon, grandson of King Louis Philippe, who lost his throne in the revoution in 1848, died today.

Prince Ferdinand Philippe Marie was the second son of Prince Louis Duke de Nemours. He was born in July 1844, and and was a member of the Tertiary Order of St. Francius, a "lay order of the Franciscan monks." He was "well known for his charities."
The Duke "was one of the few men in the terrible fire at the Charity Bazaar in Paris, May 4, 1897, who kept their heads and did heroic rescue work," according to the New York Times.

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