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The '''Dauphin''' was the title given the eldest son (crown prince or heir presumptive) of the [[King]] of [[France]] between 1349, when the [[County]] of Dauphine, in southeast, France was sold by treaty to the King of France - and the abdication of [[Charles X]] in 1830. It was the French equivalent of the [[Prince of Wales]]. The name derives from the coat of arms – containing a dolphin (Fr. ''dauphin'') - of the original counts of the region.
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The '''Dauphin''' was the title given the eldest son (crown prince or heir presumptive) of the [[King]] of [[France]] between 1349, when the [[County]] of Dauphiné, in southeast, France was sold by treaty to the King of France - and the abdication of [[Charles X]] in 1830. It was the French equivalent of the [[Prince of Wales]]. The name derives from the coat of arms – containing a dolphin (Fr. ''dauphin'') - of the original counts of the region.
  
 
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[[Category:French History]]

Revision as of 15:55, 2 October 2008

The Dauphin was the title given the eldest son (crown prince or heir presumptive) of the King of France between 1349, when the County of Dauphiné, in southeast, France was sold by treaty to the King of France - and the abdication of Charles X in 1830. It was the French equivalent of the Prince of Wales. The name derives from the coat of arms – containing a dolphin (Fr. dauphin) - of the original counts of the region.