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The interests of the monarchy had ceased to coincide with those of the people, and dissatisfaction grew on all sides-an accumulation of grievances that mere reforms and concessions were unable to assuage.
The government remained monarchic and aristocratic; the economy had passed into the hands of merchants, lawyers, manufacturers, and engineers-all legally barred from enjoying the prerogatives reserved for the nobility -a privileged elite that, together with the clergy, constituted less than one percent of the population in a nation of twenty-four million.
In the words of one modem historian, it made "the bourgeoisie mistress of the world." Louis XVI succeeded to his grandfather's throne at the age of nineteen, in 1774.
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  Louis XVI of France information - Search.com
Louis XVI (born August 23 1754 in Versailles; died January 21 1793 in Paris) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French from 1791 to 1792.
Louis' mother was Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, second wife of the Dauphin, and the daughter of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
Louis was nowhere near as reactionary as his right-wing brothers, the comte d'Artois and the comte de Provence, and he sent repeated messages publicly and privately calling on them to halt their attempts to launch counter-coups (often through his secretly nominated regent, former minister de Brienne).
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Louis XVI of France
Louis XVI of France (August 23, 1754 - January 21, 1793) succeeded his grandfather (Louis XV of France) as King of France on May 10, 1774; he was crowned on June 11, 1775.
Louis himself was very popular and not unobliging to the social, political and economic reforms of the Revolution, but the bad influence of his wife in politics caused him to reject the principles of the Revolution.
King Louis XVI was beheaded in front of a cheering crowd on January 21, 1793.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Louis XVI of France
Louis XVI of France (Louis-Auguste de France) (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792.
The future king Louis XVI was born Louis-Auguste de France at the Palace of Versailles on August 23, 1754 to the heir to the French throne, the dauphin Louis-Ferdinand (1729-1765), who was the only son of the King Louis XV and his consort, Queen Maria Leszczyńska.
Louis was nowhere near as reactionary as his right-wing brothers, the Comte de Provence and the Comte d'Artois, and he sent repeated messages publicly and privately calling on them to halt their attempts to launch counter-coups (often through his secretly nominated regent, former minister de Brienne).
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  Louis XVI of France
Louis XVI (August 23, 1754, Versailles – January 21, 1793, Paris) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French from 1791 to 1793.
Louis' mother was Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, second wife of the Dauphin, and the daughter of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
Louis was nowhere near as reactionary as his right-wing brothers, the comte d'Artois and the comte de Provence, and he sent repeated messages publicly and privately calling on them to halt their attempts to launch counter-coups (often through his secretly nominated regent, former minister de Brienne).
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  Louis XVIII of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louis XVIII (17 November 1755 - 16 September 1824) was King of France and Navarre from 1814 (although he declared that he considered his reign to have begun in 1795) until his death in 1824, with a brief break in 1815 due to Napoleon's return in the Hundred Days.
Louis-Stanislas-Xavier was born on 18 November 1755 in the Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France, the fourth son of Louis, dauphin de France and Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, and grandson of Louis XV of France and his Queen consort Maria Leszczyńska.
Louis XVIII died on 16 September 1824, and was interred in the Saint Denis Basilica.
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 Louis XVI of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louis XVI (23 August 1754–21 January 1793) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French from 1791 to 1792.
Louis' mother was Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, second wife of the Dauphin, and the daughter of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
Louis was nowhere near as reactionary as his right-wing brothers, the comte d'Artois and the comte de Provence, and he sent repeated messages publicly and privately calling on them to halt their attempts to launch counter-coups (often through his secretly nominated regent, former minister de Brienne).
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 Louis XVI - MSN Encarta
Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France (1774-1792), who lost his throne in the French Revolution and was later beheaded by the revolutionary regime.
Louis was born at Versailles on August 23, 1754, the grandson of Louis XV.
Louis XVI was guillotined on January 21, 1793, in the Place de la Révolution (now Place de la Concorde) in Paris.
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 The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793
Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control.
Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV.
The carriage proceeded thus in silence to the Place de Louis XV, and stopped in the middle of a large space that had been left round the scaffold: this space was surrounded with cannon, and beyond, an armed multitude extended as far as the eye could reach.
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 Architecture - From Louis XVI To Modern France
The new Louis was a good deal of a weakling, and his interest in the pleasures of life seems greatly to have outweighed his ambition as a ruler.
His son, Louis XVI., was the weak son of a weak father, but he suffered for the sins of his father rather than for his own inability to grasp the immensely difficult situation he had fallen heir to.
Louis XIII., with Le Mercier as architect, began, in 1624, on the west wing, continuing it to the northwest corner and finishing part of the north wing.
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 AllRefer.com - Louis XVI, king of France (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Louis XVI 1754–93, king of France (1774–92), third son of the dauphin (Louis) and Marie JosEphe of Saxony, grandson and successor of King Louis XV.
Louis ordered the estates to meet and vote separately, but he was forced (June 27, 1789) to yield and allow the estates to sit together and vote by head.
Louis was forced to accept the constitution of 1791, which limited his power, but preserved the royal veto and his power to appoint ministers.
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 Louisville.cc - King Louis XVI of France
The statue of King Louis ("Loo-ee") the 16th of France that stands outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Louisville turned 175 years old in 2004 and marks its 40th year in Louisville in 2007.
Marie-Therese was the offspring of King Louis XVI of France and Marie-Antoinette of Austria, who had married to combine their empires.
Our statue of Louis XVI here in Louisville holds a unique status as one of a man for whom a US city was named, coming from a French city where it had been comissioned by the man's daughter.
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 Louis XVI : French Revolution : Guillotine : Marie Antoinette : France
Louis XVI is one of the noted figures in history, but not for the right reasons.
Louis XVI took power in 1774 after the death of his grandfather Louis XV.
France's economic state was parlous, almost bankrupted by the backing of the American rebels in their War of Independence against Britain.
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 Louis XVI, king of France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Louis ordered the estates to meet and vote separately, but he was forced (June 27, 1789) to yield and allow the estates to sit together and vote by head.
Louis again had to capitulate; he ordered the withdrawal of the royal troops, reinstated Necker, and accepted the new national red, white, and blue cockade.
Louis was forced to accept the constitution of 1791, which limited his power, but preserved the royal veto and his power to appoint ministers.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Louis XVI of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Louis XVI LOUIS XVI [Louis XVI] 1754-93, king of France (1774-92), third son of the dauphin (Louis) and Marie Josèphe of Saxony, grandson and successor of King Louis XV.
Louis XV LOUIS XV [Louis XV] 1710-74, king of France (1715-74), great-grandson and successor of King Louis XIV, son of Louis, titular duke of Burgundy, and Marie Adelaide of Savoy.
Culture Minister defers export of a portrait of Louis XVI by Antoine-Francois Callet in a frame by Francois-Charles Buteux.
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Louis-Joseph-Xavier-François, Dauphin of France (1781 - 1789) Louis XVII (1785 - 1795
The future king Louis XVI was born in Versailles on August 23, 1754 to the heir to the French throne, the dauphin Louis-Ferdinand (1729-1765), who was the only son of the King Louis XV and his consort, Queen Maria Leszczy-ska.
Louis' mother was Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, the Dauphin's second wife, and the daughter of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
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 ipedia.com: Louis XVIII of France Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Louis XVIII (November 17, 1755- September 16, 1824) was King of France from 1814 until his death in 1824.
Louis-Stanislas-Xavier was born on November 17, 1755 in the Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France, the fourth son of the dauphin Louis, the son of King Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska.
Louis XVIII died on September 16, 1824, and was interred in the Saint Denis Basilica.
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 BBC - History - Louis XVI (1754-1793)
Louis was born at Versailles on 23 August 1754.
In October, Louis and his family were forced by the mob to return to Paris from their palace at Versailles.
Louis was found guilty of treason and executed at the guillotine on 21 January 1793.
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 Louis XVI
Louis realized this and often wished, even before the Revolution, that he were only a common man. His greatest fault was that he was always ready to listen to others and follow their advice.
When Louis XVI first came to the throne, he entrusted the management of the finances of the kingdom to Turgot, one of the best statesmen.
The Convention brought Louis XVI to trial on the charge of conspiring with foreign countries for the invasion of France.
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 BIO: Agnes of Rome / Louis XVI of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Louis was born in 1754, third son of the dauphin (the Crown Prince,son of Louis XV), and thus in his early years not expected to inherit the throne.
Vincent Cronin, LOUIS AND ANTOINETTE (New York, William Morrow and Co., 1975) Padover tends to be unfavorable to Louis, while Cronin tends to be favorable.
Louis was troubled, torn between his conscience as a Catholic, which told him that the measure was indefensible, and his conscience as a constitutional monarch, which told him that it was his duty to carry out the will of the people as expressed through the National Assembly.
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 Louis XVI - Picture - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Louis XVI of France was the grandson of King Louis XV and was married to Marie-Antoinette.
Louis was considered a well-intentioned but weak king.
Louis was guillotined by the revolutionary regime in 1793.
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 Bambooweb: Louis XVI of France
Louis XVI of France (August 23, 1754 - January 21, 1793) succeeded his grandfather (Louis XV of France) as King of France on May 10, 1774; he was crowned on June 11, 1775.
On June 21, 1791, Louis attempted to flee secretly from Paris to the regions with his family in the hope of forcing a moderate swing in the revolution than was deemed possible in radical Paris but flaws in the escape plan caused sufficient delays to enable them to be recognised and captured at Varennes.
Louis was tried (from December 11, 1792) and convicted of high treason before the National Assembly.
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