branch of the house of Bourbon, one of whose members ( Louis Philippe) ruled France, 1830-48
1747-93; Fr. revolutionary: guillotined: father of Louis Philippe
city in NC France, on the Loire
A city of north-central France on the Loire River south-southwest of Paris. Founded by Celts and conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC, the city was the center of a Frankish kingdom in the sixth century and a residence of the Capetian kings in the tenth century. The English siege of Orléans (1428-1429) was lifted by troops led by Joan of Arc, the “Maid of Orléans.”x
- Alternative form of Orleans.