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The Dauphin of France is an extremely prestigious role. It represents who will be the next king of France by order of bloodline. The role is usually bestowed upon the current King's firstborn born male heir, from 1350 to 1791.

The word is French for dolphin, as a reference to the depiction of the animal on their coat of arms.

Dauphins of France[]

Notes[]

  • Louis, Prince of Condé has not officially become a dauphin. However, he was briefly considered next in line for the throne when a then young Francis suffered from frequent sickness and the court believed he would die soon.

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