Dauphine (nobility)

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Portrait of Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Bourbon , Dauphine from 1824 to 1830/1836 and Titular Queen of France from 1836 to 1844

Dauphine of France ( French Dauphine de France ) is a title of nobility comparable to the German Crown Princess . It was worn by the wife of the Dauphin of France (French Dauphin de France ), i.e. the heir to the throne of the King of France , in the period from 1350 to 1830, i.e. the dynasties of the Valois and the Bourbons .

The last holder of this title was Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Bourbon (1778–1851), daughter of Louis XVI. and wife of her cousin Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême , who became the last Dauphin in 1824.