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Famille Bourbon (1944)

Famille Bourbon (2002) "Que qui Coze?"




(above) Bourbon Flag of France (1682 - 1763) - The first flag that whipped in the Mississippi breeze stemmed from the arrival of Sieur de La Salle, the French explorer who in 1682 claimed the Mississippi River area for his king, Louis XIV. This flag flew over Mississippi forts at Ocean Springs (Fort Maurepas) and Natchez, until the French were ousted in 1763. Charles Philippe de Bourbon-Orléans, Duke of Aleçon, Vendôme and Nemours, First Prince of the Blood of France (1967 - 1969/70)

Maison Royale de BOURBON (avec images)
Généalogie de la famille BOURBON au temps de Versailles (click pour image) Painting of Madame de Bourbon-Conti,, (click pour image) 1731 Oil on canvas, 138 x 107 cm , Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota 

Image: Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Mlle de Blois, duchesse d'Orléans(1677-1749), auteur inconnu

Le Palais-Royal des Orléans (1692-1793)

Lorsque Louis XIV s'installa au Louvre en 1661, son frère Philippe, duc d'Orléans, fut autorisé à habiter le Palais-Royal.Ses deux épouses y résidèrent : Henriette d'Angleterre, dont Bossuet écrivit la fameuse oraison funèbre en 1670, puis la princesse Palatine, qui nous a laissé des mémoires très vivants.

Le roi imposa en 1692 sa fille légitimée, Mlle de Blois, en mariage au duc de Chartres, fils du duc d'Orléans et de la princesse Palatine. Ces derniers en tirèrent une grande humiliation. Le roi leur donna en compensation l'apanage du Palais-Royal.  Monsieur, puis son fils, devenu duc d'Orléans en 1701, puis régent à partir de 1715, y organisèrent au Palais-Royal de nombreuses festivités et y firent de coûteux aménagements.




Le Chateu de BOURBON: (click pour images)

Autres Chateu de BOURBON: (click pour images)

Le château de Bourbon l'Archambault, situé dans la ville d'eau du même nom, est le berceau de la famille des Ducs de Bourbon à l'origine de la famille royale de France.  La première maison de Bourbon remonte au Xème siècle.   Au XIIème siècle, la seigneurie de Bourbon passa dans la famille de Dampierre.   Au XIIème siècle, elle échut à la maison capétienne de Bourgogne puis à Robert de Clermont, sixième fils de Saint-Louis, qui épousa Béatrix de Bourgogne-Bourbon en 1272. Le fils de Robert, Louis Ier le Grand, fut fait Duc de Bourbon en 1327.   Huit Ducs de Bourbon se succédèrent de Louis Ier à Charles III  qui se distingua à Marignan et fut élevé à la dignité de Connétable de France. Il mourut en 1527 sans héritier et François Ier rattacha le duché à la couronne de France en 1532.

Le château de Bourbon l'Archambault

Institut de la Maison Bourbon (click)

FAMOUS BOURBONS - then and now


S.A.R. Monseigneur le Prince Louis de Bourbon duc d'Anjou, Chef de la Maison de Bourbon

Visite: legitimiste.com

 Jean Bourbon: French baritone (1875-?) seen here in Les Huguenots. He made his debut (1900) at the Opéra-Comique. He left the Opéra-Comique to become a member of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1914 he made his Paris Opéra bow as Guido in Monna Vanna. Bourbon was well known for his Gouland in Pelléas et Mélisande, which he presented to London audiences for the first time in 1909. From: www.historicopera.com

Editorial Review

Louise Labe, a French Renaissance poet, was one of the most exciting and influential writers of her time. Many scholars have translated her poems into English, but few have addressed her prose. Yet Debate of Folly and Love generated enormous enthusiasm among its first audience when it was published in 1555. It is a witty, serious commentary on women's roles in society, love, marriage, and reason vs. folly--issues still pertinent in our times and attractive to modern readers. This translation by Anne Marie Bourbon, a French professor in New York takes into account all the recent research by scholars on Lab and sheds new light on her original text.

Anne Marie Bourbon,
professor, writer, teacher, aux états Unis,

Louise Labe

Order this book from amazon.com HERE

Opal Irene Whiteley (Francoise Marie de Bourbon-Orleans), poet and naturalist, is most famous for her childhood diary and the mystery of her life. Learn about this amazing lady through her own words.

Detail from 1917 poster promoting Opal's nature lectures.
(on dirais un jeunne Anne Marie!)

She was a magnetic teacher & youth leader, blending science and faith in lectures to thousands of kids. Everyone thought she would be a great teacher or scientist. Instead, she became Oregon's most Controversial Author.

In 1920 her childhood diary, "Opal, the Journal of an Understanding Heart" was The Number Two Best-Seller in the World- read by Presidents and Kings. At the young age of 22 Opal Whiteley was a major international success! Her story of an orphaned and abused child growing up in the Oregon woods took the literary world by storm.
But, with the same speed as she rose ... Opal fell from the public's favor. Just a year later her book was out of print and Opal was accused of fraud, And lying about her family. It was charged she had written her diary as a Teenager, not a child. Disgraced, Opal went to India & Europe to prove her story. Opal never returned to Oregon and never found the family she searched for. For decades Opal Whiteley's beautiful writings about nature, God and children gathered dust - while she was committed to an English mental hospital. She died there in 1992 - locked away for almost Fifty years. From intangible.org

BOURBON places, images, misc:

l'Hôtel de Bourbon Grand Hôtel Mercure, Bourges (click)


(left) Bourbon, MISSOURI has TWO water tanks thusly labeled. Wags have suggested that one of the tanks should be labeled Scotch but the city dads have not agreed. It should also be noted that the city dads were NOT amused.


Bourbon rose roots go back to 1800s

By Tim Morehouse The Cincinnati Enquirer August 23, 2003

No one knows who Madame Isaac Pereire was. All we know is that a nursery in France called Garcon offered a rose for sale by this name in 1881. Perhaps the name honors the wife of one of the Pereire brothers, who were financiers and bankers during the Second Empire, when Louis Bonaparte (Napoleon III) was on the throne. No one is certain. But she is a Bourbon rose.

In the book "In Your Garden: A Gardener's Inspiration for All Seasons", the author explains the origin of the family known as Bourbon roses: "If you were born with a romantic nature, all roses must be crammed with romance, and if a particular rose originated on an island the romance must be doubled. . . .

"The island I refer to lies off the southeast coast of Africa, near Mauritius. It used to be called the Ile Bourbon. . . . The inhabitants of this small island had the pleasing habit of using roses for their hedges: only two kinds, the Damask rose and the China rose. These two married in secret; and one day, in 1817, the curator of the botanical garden on Ile Bourbon noticed a seedling which he transplanted and grew on, which has fathered or mothered the whole race we now call the Bourbon roses."

The "Madame Isaac Pereire" rose is best known for its intense perfume. It is in my opinion, the most fragrant rose in existence. Other Bourbon hybrids include "Kathleen Harrop" (1919, pink); "La Reine Victoria" (1872, bright pink); "Boule de Neige" (1867, white) and "Madame Pierre Oger" (1878, lilac pink).


La Reunion etait occupee par la France. En 1642, le Roi de France l'a nomme Ile Bourbon.
D abord, cette ile n etait pas tres populaire, elle etait utilisee par les pirates de l ocean Indien comme un centre de commerce. L ile est devenue assez inutile jusqu a la revolution francaise quand l' assemblee coloniale a assume la responsabilite de cette ile et elle a recu le nom de La Reunion.

Apres les guerres de Napoleon, les Anglais ont pris l ile et y ont introduit la canne a sucre. Mais la France l'a reprise sous le Traite de Paris. En 1848, l esclavage etait aboli en France alors il n'y a personne a cultiver la terre. Beaucoup d iles de France ont connu une crise de travail et les francais, pour rectifier le probleme, ont fait entrer les ouvriers d Inde. En 1946, La Reunion est devenue un departement francais d Outre-Mer qui a donne de l'espoir aux habitants de l ile pour l'autonomie. Mais maintenant, (mis a part les conflits avec le gouvernement francais concernant l egalite) les Reunionnais semblent etre contents de rester sous le controle des Francais mais ce n'est peut etre pas l'avis de tous.

Website for GROUPE BOURBON, Reunion Island (Click)

How to make a "Dirty Bourbon"Coctail (pour Ro-Ro: click)

The Best of BOURBON Street in New Orleans HERE

Bourbon Street Webcam HERE

Bourbon St. Restaurant & Bar in Bangkok, Thailand (What?) HERE


Celebrating One of the World's Finest Spirits  in the Bourbon Capital of the World, Kentucky!

Since 1776, the people of Bardstown, Kentucky have been making Bourbon. Their dedication to the fine art of distilling eventually gave Bardstown the title of Bourbon Capital of the World. Come celebrate this passion and history at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival gives you a weekend full of smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure. From black tie galas to historical tours, there is something for all ages and interests. It's a wonderful four-day event full of activities for the whole family. 

Now before you go, visit the Manitee cam HERE


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