WHO WAS LOUIS OF ORLÉANS?
Louis of Orléans (1703–1752) was the grandson of the Sun King; his grandmother, Madame de Montespan, had been Louis XIV's mistress. His father, Philip II of Bourbon (1674–1723), Duke of Orléans, ruled as regent of France after the Sun King's death in 1715. The House of Bourbon were an extremely important family, but Augusta Maria Johanna had her doubts, because she had heard bad things about the Parisian court. Finally, she unhappily acquiesced to her mother's wishes.