Alternative History
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Louis Philippe I (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) was King of the French from 1832 to 1850. As Duke of Chartres he distinguished himself commanding troops during the Revolutionary War. He fled to Switzerland in 1812 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 despite not next in line to the French throne, the French Nobles declared him as King of France in exile. He was proclaimed king after the Uprising of 1832. The reign of Louis Philippe is known as the March 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 the UKA. He died in 1850 and was succeed by his grandson, King Louis Philippe II.

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