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Louis XVI
The End of the Great French Monarchy: A Document Signed by the Final Three Crowned Kings of France: Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, as well as Marie Antoinette Six of the signatories on this document ruled nominally as Queen or King of France; Three of them died at the Guillotine.
1506. 15/06/1783. Since 1589, with the fall of the Valois Dynasty, the Bourbons ruled France, and there was a golden age for the French monarchy, and a consolidation of power in the hands of the monarch.  King Henry IV gave way to King Louis XIII.  From then on the Bourbons ruled France, with each king a son or grandson of the previous monarch, through the time of Charles X.  This would take the Bourbons from the enlightened Louis XIV, the Sun King, through Louis XVI in the French Revolution, and up to the latter’s death. Louis XVII never really ruled.  When his father, Louis XVI, was executed on January 21, 1793, he became (nominally) King of France and Navarre in the eyes of the royalists. However, since France was then a republic, and Louis XVII had been imprisoned from August 1792 until his death from illness in 1795 at the age of 10, he was never actually king. His title, bestowed by his royalist supporters, was acknowledged implicitly by his uncle's later adoption of the regnal name Louis XVIII rather than Louis XVII, upon the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1814.  After Louis XVIII came Charles X; however Charles’s successor, Louis Phillipe, was not part of the Bourbon dynasty, and, in the new age of the Republic, opted not to have a coronation. He was proclaimed King by the Republic and therefore the old world of the Bourbon Kings ended with his assumption.  The French government broke up the monarchy in 1870 and sold off most of the French Crown Jewels after 1875, in hopes of avoiding any further royalist agitation against the newly restored repub … [Click Below for Full Description]
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