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"Monseigneur le dauphin"

Monseigneur (" German  my Lord ") is the title and salutation of high clergymen , nobles and high-ranking people in France . During the Ancien Régime it was especially the form of address for the French heir to the throne (as an abbreviation for Monseigneur le dauphin ).

The name was created by Louis de France , also called "le Grand Dauphin", to highlight his son Louis de Bourbon at court. He died in 1712 before he could take the throne. His son Louis Duke of Anjou later became King Louis XV. from France.


  • Hervé Pinoteau: État présent de la Maison de Bourbon . 3rd edition, 1985.
  • Hervé Pinoteau, Fabien Gandrille, Christian Papet-Vauban: Etat présent de la maison de Bourbon: pour servir de suite à l'almanach royal de 1830 et à d'autres publications officielles de la Maison . éditions du Léopard d'or, 1986.

Individual evidence

  1. Monseigneur in the Duden .