The most insane dowries in the world include the ones that were given by Kings and Queens to their daughters but that’s not what it’s limited to today. People all over the world have spared millions for their daughters because they believed dowry to be essential for a marriage to be memorable.
While this did not promise a successful union, it sure did make people famous and richer to be quoted in the list of insane dowries. These people include medieval day princesses and daughters of modern-day billionaires.
1- Half of France
Eleanor of Aquitaine brought half of France as her dowry when she married Louis VII. Medieval France was not a united country back then. Instead, it was a country divided into little pieces ruled by Dukes who reported to the King. One of those pieces was Aquitaine most of Southwestern France which belonged to the Duke William X of Aquitaine, Eleanor’s father.
When the Duke named his eldest daughter Eleanor as his heiress, King Louis VI, who had his covetous eyes on the land of Aquitaine, had his son married to her. Eleanor united Aquitaine with Louis the VII territory which was mostly just Paris. However, the union did not prove successful. They got divorced and Louis had to give back Aquitaine.
2- Chinese Dowry that raised a lot of questions
In 2013 a Chinese billionaire spent millions on his daughter’s wedding. Her belongings included luxury cars, bank notes, villas, storefronts, and mansions that cost over 155 million pounds.
The lucky Chinese family ended up with a wedding that stretched over 8 days where she was given every gift her father could set his eyes on. No one, however, knows how her father could afford all that since his previous year’s salary was just 12000.
3- Marie Chantal Miller’s dowry
Marie Chantal Miller received $200 million from her billionaire father as dowry on her wedding when she was married to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark when he was in exile. Her two sisters shared the same dowry perks from having a billionaire father, one of whom, Alexandra, married a German prince and the second of whom, Pia, wed a Getty heir.