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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Henri dOrl ans (Henri Philippe Pierre Marie dOrl ans- born on 14 June 1933) is a member of the former French ruling dynasty of the House of Bourbon, and one of the current pretenders to the defunct French crown. A descendant of King Louis-Philippe (ruled 1830-1848), he is the current head of the Orl ans line of the Bourbon dynasty. As such he is recognized as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists who adhere to the succession of Louis-Philippe (Orl anists), as well as by the Unionist faction that rejects Louis-Philippes title but recognizes his grandson Philippe, Count of Paris (1838-1894) as the heir of the competing claimant Henry, Count of Chambord, the last in direct line of the original senior branch of the Bourbons. Henri of Orl ans is a former military officer as well as an author and painter.