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  Louis XV of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Louis XV (February 15, 1710 – May 10, 1774), called the Well-Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1715 to 1774.
Louis XV was born at Versailles on February 15, 1710, while his great-grandfather Louis XIV was still on the throne.
The young Louis XV was moved to the modern lodgings attached to the medieval fortress of Vincennes, located 7 km/4.5 miles east of Paris in the Forest of Vincennes, where the air was deemed more wholesome and healthy than in Paris.
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 French Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Crown Jewels were the crowns, orbs, diadems and jewels that were the symbol of the French monarchy and which were worn by many Kings and Queens of France.
The surviving French Crown Jewels, principally a set of historic crowns now set with decorated glass, are on display in the Louvre, France's premier museum and former royal palace.
While the Regent Diamond was the centrepiece of the King Louis XV crown, and worn by him at his coronation in February 1723, Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, wore it in a fl velvet hat.
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 Crown of Louis XV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Crown of Louis XV is the sole surviving crown from the French ancien regime among the French Crown Jewels.
This was changed by King Louis XV in 1722, when he had a new crown created, which he had embellished with diamonds from the Royal Collection.
Given its historic importance, the crown of Louis XV was kept, through its precious stones were replaced by glass.
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 LOUIS XV. OF FRANCE - LoveToKnow Article on LOUIS XV. OF FRANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Louis was singularly well fitted by his physical and intellectual gifts for the role of Grand Monarque and he played it to perfection.
Louis was thus unexpectedly brought into the line of the succession, and was only five years old when Louis XIV.
The marquis d'Argenson writes that at the council table Louis " opened his mouth, said little and thought not at all," and again that " under the appearance of personal monarchy it was really anarchy that reigned." He had followed too in his domestic life the example of his predecessors.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LO/LOUIS_XV_OF_FRANCE.htm   (2847 words)

 Iron Crown of Lombardy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Iron Crown is so called from a narrow band of iron within it, said to be beaten out of one of the nails used at the Crucifixion.
On March 1, 1026, Heribert, the archbishop of Milan, crowned Conrad II at Milan with the Iron Crown of Lombardy.
Emperor Ferdinand I was crowned King of Lombardy and Venetia in Milan on September 6, 1838, using the Iron Crown.
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Louis XIV claimed, in 1673 and again in 1675, that the right of régale was his in all bishoprics of the kingdom.
Louis, on 14 September, 1693, declared that, to show his veneration for the pope, he ordered the declaration of 1682 to be held without effect in regard to religious policy.
Lastly, at the end of his reign, Louis ordered a new inquiry into the causes and the persistence of the heresy, and decreed, by the declaration of 8 March, 1715, that all Protestants who had continued to reside in the kingdom since 1685 were liable to the penalties of relapsed heretics unless they became Catholics.
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 Imperial State Crown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Crown is of a design similar to St Edward's Crown: it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross.
The Cross atop the Crown is set with a sapphire taken from the ring of Edward the Confessor.
The frames of the old Imperial State Crowns of among others Kings George I, George IV and Queen Victoria are kept in the Tower of London.
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 Small diamond crown of Queen Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Edward's Crown or her own Imperial State Crown, was placed on her Coffin before her funeral.
The small diamond crown had technically belonged to Queen Victoria personally, rather than to the British Crown, and thus was not part of the British Crown Jewels.
After the death of Mary's husband, George V of the United Kingdom the crown ceased to be worn by her.
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 Dress During Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI 1643-1789
Women's Dress.—During the early days of the regency of Louis XIV dress was dominated by the "Frondeuse," and there was a gradual transition from the broad shoulders of the reign of Louis XIII to the narrow, tight sleeve, which was one of the distinguishing features of the latter half of the seventeenth century.
Louis XV, 1715-1774.—If fashion at the end of Louis XIV's reign could be called solemn and pompous, that of the regency and Louis XV's might be termed gay and frivolous.
Men's Dress.—The principal change in the costume of the men during the reign of Louis XV seems to have been in the length and fulness of the coats; as the size of the pannier increased, so in proportion did the fulness of the skirt of the coats of the men.
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 Textile Development Under Louis XV
The decorators of Louis XV seized at once on these beautiful conceits as background for playful scenes, and set within them the ladies in their elegance with much silken drapery, and the gay gallants with their apparel no less gorgeous except in volume.
Louis XV the king was the first in the world to be pleased, for he had an unlimited treasure with which to employ artists, and how could they satisfy him better than by depicting the joys with which he filled his time?
Louis XV being but a child when taking the throne, the Regent Philippe d'Orleans had eight years in which to play with the newly attempted curves, and then occurred perhaps the loveliest moment of the style named for the king himself.
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 France - Louis XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In 1722 Louis XV introduced a new feature by having a magnificent crown set with the richest stones from the crown collection.
Made for his personal use, this crown, used at his coronation, is the only crown to survive from the ancient regime.
The embarrassing treasure was eventually disposed of through the agency of John Law, the financier, to the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France for the boy-king Louis XV, for the sum of £135,000.
www.crownminiatures.com /france-louisxv.html   (306 words)

 Louis XV of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
His younger brother Louis XV was saved by his governess Madame de Ventadour, who vigorously forbade doctors to bleed the young boy and personally looked after him during his illness.
In 1717, the seven-year-old king was separated from his governess Madame de Ventadour, and put in the care of the Duke of Maine, superintendent of his education, aided by André-Hercule de Fleury (later to become Cardinal de Fleury), tutor to the young king, and the Duke of Villeroi, governor to the young king.
By the Treaty of Vienna (November 1738), Stanislaus was compensated for the loss of his Polish throne with the duchy of Lorraine, which was scheduled to pass to France on his death (through his daughter), while Duke Francis III of Lorraine was made heir to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
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 Dian Furniture Ltd - Louis XV Style Dining Chair
This solid mahogany Louis XV style side chair is a new reproduction of a style made popular during the reign of King Louis XV in France during the late 1700's.
Louis XV style furniture is characterized by elegant, refined lines, excellent craftsmanship and the use of classically inspired decorative motifs.
This Louis XV style dining side chair is upholstered with a fabric that is a pastel multi-colored floral design on off white color background.
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 Crown of Greatness and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The crown is set with diamonds, rubies and pearls amid enameled bands and settings, surrounded with a huge uncut Sapphire, and is in the form of a ‘Mitre’, with four relief panels depicting the three coronations of Rudolf II.
Traditionally said to date back to Robert the Bruce, the Crown of Scotland was made in its present form present form for James V (father of Mary, Queen of Scots), refashioned in 1540 from a damaged and lighter crown by an Edinburgh goldsmith John Mosman.
The crown is based upon an ancient Byzantine design - 2 half spheres representing the eastern and western empires of Rome, connected by a garland of oak leaves and acorns which represent the temporal power of the monarchy, surmounted by a large spinel.
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 Louis XV and Madame Dubarry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
King Louis XV apparently liked what he saw at Louveciennes, in spite of the bad-mouthing given Ledoux by the other royal architects, Ange Gabriel chief amongst them (even given his own Neoclassic inclinations and the strong resemblance of the pavillion to his Petite Trianon at Versailles).
Louis XIV usually withheld this permission, which is how he forced all of the nobles of France to live in his house at Versailles.
Louveciennes was to have been a new château on an old estate that Louis XV gave to Madame du Barry.
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 Diamonds - The world's most dazzling exhibition - Natural History Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Crown jewels are potent symbols of the right to rule, and are passed on through the generations.
The British Crown Jewels contain three of the world’s most famous diamonds: India’s Koh-i-Noor, and - from the diamond discoveries in its new South African colony - the Cullinans I and II - the Greater and Lesser Stars of Africa.
It was set into the crown of Louis XV in 1722.
www.nhm.ac.uk /diamonds/royalty.html   (493 words)

 Georgian Index - The French Connection
It was worn in the crown of Louis XV at his coronation in 1722, and was frequently worn by Marie Antoinette a generation later.
In 1749 Louis XV had the diamond, listed in Royal inventories as the French Blue or Blue Diamond of the Crown, set into a ceremonial piece of jewelry for the Order of the Golden Fleece.
With the beheading of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette added to the unnatural death of Louis XIV and rumors that Tavernier had been ripped to pieces by wild dogs in India the story of a curse attached to the stone began to circulate.
www.georgianindex.net /gems/Regent_diamond.html   (1323 words)

 Chronologie - Louis XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The will of Louis XIV is voided by the Parlement: Philip of Orleans is recognized as regent with full powers.
The engagement of Louis XV with the infanta Marie-Anne seals Franco-Spanish reconciliation.
Celebration of the marriage of Louis XV with Marie Leczinska in Fontainbleau.
www.france.diplomatie.fr /archives/dossiers/140ministres.gb/louis15/chrono.html   (579 words)

 The Crown of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although the Crown was present at the Coronation, it was not worn.
On the demise of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 it became known as The Crown of The Emperor of Austria.
The crown is set with diamonds, rubies and pearls, surrounded with a huge uncut Sapphire, and is in the form of a 'Mitre', with four relief panels depicting the three coronations of Rudolf II.
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When Louis XIV died the only person between Philip and the Crown of France was the five year old Louis XV, the late King’s great-grandson who had been orphaned at the age of two years.
Louis XV emphasised his desire to preserve "the order of succession always preferring the senior line to the junior," which meant that the Spanish line must come next after the King himself.
This read: "The crown is hereditary from male to male, by order of primogeniture, with the absolute exclusion of women and their descendants, without any prejudicing the effect of renunciations".
www.chivalricorders.org /royalty/bourbon/france/success/sucprt3.htm   (5543 words)

 The Regent Diamond
It was set in the crown of Crown of Louis XV and worn at his coronation in February, 1723.
Removed from the crown, it was worn by Queen Marie Leczinska in her hair.
The coveted gem disappeared, together with the equally famous Sancy and French Blue (from which the Hope was cut), when the Garde Meuble (Royal Treasury) was robbed of it's fabulous jewels in 1792, during the early part of the Revolution.
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 British Crown of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When George V, as Emperor of India, attended the Delhi Durbar in 1911 to receive the homage of the Indian Princes, a new crown was required.
It was supplied by the present Crown Jewellers, the cost being met by the Indian office.
Set with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and some 6,100 diamonds, it is one of the heaviest crowns in the collection, weighing over 34oz (0.92kg).
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Louis was able to secure Provence, but Naples fell to her cousin Charles III after he murdered Joanna.
Then King Louis of Sicily took over the Duchy from his uncle John II in 1432, and for a while Athens was united to Sicily.
After Louis helped get the Turks to beseige Vienna in 1683, where they were defeated, Imperial forces, with recruits and enthusiasm from all over Europe, began to drive them right out of Hungary, which had been under the Ottomans since 1526.
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 Articles - Imperial Crown of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Imperial Crown of India is a part of the British Crown Jewels.
The need for the new crown lay in the fact that the crown jewels themselves are forbidden to leave the United Kingdom by law.
The King was not crowned at the service because the Archbishop of Canterbury did not think it suitable for a Christian religious service to take place in a Hindu country.
www.mainearth.com /articles/Imperial_Crown_of_India   (230 words)

 Bust of Louis XV (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Made of soft-paste porcelain, this large bust was probably fired in the kilns of Mennecy, which were only 22.5 centimeters high.
Louis XV appears at the height of his powers, at about the age of forty.
The decorations on the plinth include the arms of France beneath the crown surrounded by swords, a cannon, drums, and battle standards.
www.getty.edu /art/collections/objects/o6691.html   (128 words)

 European Crowns - Distinctly British
The Crown of Louis XV of France - FRC1
The Crown of Rudolf II of Austria (1602) - A1
Crown of the Queens of Bavaria (1806) - B2
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 The Travellogger - "Paris, France - Musee de Louvre and Tuileries Quarter - 20th April 2002"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Highlights of the Crown Jewels include the Coronation Crown of Louis XV, the Regent diamond, the large Côte de Bretagne ruby and the golden crown of Empress Eugenie.
In the end, the crowns and jewels are nowhere near as elaborate or as many as those found in the Tower of London.
Before the erecting of the obelisk, the area was once notorious for executions of Louis XVI and Marie- Antoinette.
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Almost all French regalia, including the coronation crown of the French kings, called the Crown of Charlemagne, were stolen and then destroyed during the French Revolution.
Other items of the French regalia at Louvre include the crown of Louis XV (1722), Napoleon I’s crown, Charles X’s coronation sword (the sword was stolen several years ago and never found) and the crown of Empress Eugenia, consort of Napoleon III.
The crown of the Dauphin Louis used at the coronation of his father, Charles X in 1825, is believed to exist, but its wherabouts are not known.
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 Learn about fmoust diamonds at Gemnation
During the Second World War, the collection was placed in jam jars and buried in a potato field near Windsor Castle, while the crown jewels were placed in old hat boxes and hidden in a secret passage in the castle.
The royals used the stone in many ways including setting it in the Crown of Louis XV, using it as a hair ornament for Queen Marie and as an adornment in the hat of Marie Antoinette.
In 1791, after an attempt by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to flee France, the jewels of the French Royal Treasury were turned over to the government, but during a week-long looting of the crown jewels in September of 1792, the French Blue diamond was stolen.
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