1845 Kingdom of France - King Louie Philippe I The Last King of France, 5-Francs Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition Scarce.
1845 Kingdom of France - King Louie Philippe I The Last King of France, 5-Francs Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition Scarce.

1845 Kingdom of France - King Louie Philippe I The Last King of France, 5-Francs Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition Scarce.

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1845 Kingdom of France - King Louie Philippe I The Last King of France, 5-Francs Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition Scarce.

Country.     Kingdom of France
Ruler.          Louie Philippe I. (1874 - 1885)
Years.         1845
Value.         5-Francs
Composition. Silver
Weight.          25.0 g
Diameter.       38.0 mm

- King Louie Philippe I, the Kingdom of France: - The Last King of France.
Louis Philippe I (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) was King of the French from 1830 to 1848 and the last king of France. As Duke of Chartres he distinguished himself commanding troops during the Revolutionary Wars, but broke with the Republic over its decision to execute King Louis XVI. He fled to Switzerland in 1793 after being connected with a plot to restore France's monarchy. His father Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (Philippe Égalité) fell under suspicion and was executed, and Louis Philippe remained in exile for 21 years until the Bourbon Restoration. He was proclaimed king in 1830 after his cousin Charles X was forced to abdicate by the July Revolution. The reign of Louis Philippe is known as the July Monarchy and was dominated by wealthy industrialists and bankers. He followed conservative policies, especially under the influence of French statesman François Guizot during the period 1840–48. He also promoted friendship with Britain and sponsored colonial expansion, notably the French conquest of Algeria. His popularity faded as economic conditions in France deteriorated in 1847, and he was forced to abdicate after the outbreak of the French Revolution of 1848. He lived out his life in exile in the United Kingdom. His supporters were known as Orléanists, as opposed to Legitimists who supported the main line of the House of Bourbon.

Louis Philippe ruled in an unpretentious fashion, avoiding the pomp and lavish spending of his predecessors. Despite this outward appearance of simplicity, his support came from the wealthy bourgeoisie. At first, he was much loved and called the "Citizen King" and the "bourgeois monarch", but his popularity suffered as his government was perceived as increasingly conservative and monarchical, despite his decision to have Napoleon's remains returned to France. Under his management, the conditions of the working classes deteriorated, and the income gap widened considerably.

An industrial and agricultural depression in 1846 led to the 1848 Revolutions, and Louis Philippe's abdication.

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