French Charte Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Charter] of 1830

Historical Context Essay

Ian Morrison (Independent Scholar - Europe)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

In July 1830, King Charles X tried to evade parliamentary opposition by governing through ordinances. Public order collapsed, and he abdicated in favour of his five-year-old grandson, Henri. However, the lower House of parliament, the Chambre des députés, declared the throne vacant and offered it conditionally to Louis-Philippe, duc d’Orléans, and his male descendants. The upper House, the Chambre des pairs, acquiesced. The condition was that Louis-Philippe and his eventual successors swear to observe the


of 1814, as now revised by parliament. Louis-Philippe took the oath on 9 August. Parliament, having made the monarchy ‘elective’ to resolve this crisis, intended the hereditary principle to return with the new dynasty.

Three major revisions to the Charte

504 words

Citation: Morrison, Ian. "French Charte Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Charter] of 1830". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 February 2024 [, accessed 04 March 2024.]

19759 French Charte Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Charter] of 1830 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.