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Princess Marie Zéphyrine of France

Marie Zéphyrine
Marie Zéphyrine by Jean Marc Nattier
Father Louis, Dauphin of France
Mother Maria Josepha of Saxony
Born (1750-08-26)26 August 1750
Palace of Versailles, France
Died 2 September 1755(1755-09-02) (aged 5)
Palace of Versailles, France
Burial Royal Basilica of Saint Denis

Marie Zéphyrine of France (26 August 1750 – 2 September 1755) was the daughter of Louis, Dauphin of France, and Maria Josepha of Saxony.

Marie Zéphyrine, known as Madame Royale or la Petite Madame, was born at the Palace of Versailles and was named after St Zephyrinus, on whose feast day she was born. Her birth was greeted with caution; in the previous two years, Maria Josepha had suffered miscarriages and her health was of a fragile nature. Louis XV, on the other hand, had hoped for a grandson. Marie Isabelle de Rohan served as Marie Zéphyrine's governess. Dauphine Maria Josepha wanted her daughter to marry her first cousin, the future King Anthony of Saxony.

Marie Zéphryine died at Versailles due an attack of convulsions, in the early hours of the morning of 2 September, having been baptised just days before by the abbot of Chabannes. She was not officially mourned; a French princess could only be mourned if she was over the age of 7. She was buried at the Royal Basilica of Saint Denis outside the capital of Paris.

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