1754–93, king of France 1774–92 (grandson of Louis XV and husband of Marie Antoinette).
1754–93, king of France (1774–92); grandson of Louis XV. He married Marie Antoinette in 1770 and they were guillotined during the French Revolution
Louis XVI [(looh-ee)]
The last king of France before the French Revolution; the husband of Marie Antoinette. He at first accepted a change from absolute monarchy (see ancien régime) to constitutional monarchy in France. Then he tried to flee the country and was brought back a prisoner. Radicals, including the Jacobins, assumed control of the revolution and had Louis and Marie Antoinette beheaded for treason.
- Louis XVII
noun 1. (“Louis Charles of France”) 1785–95, titular king of France 1793–95 (son of Louis XVI). noun 1. 1785–95, titular king of France (1793–95) during the Revolution, after the execution of his father Louis XVI; he died in prison
- Louis XVIII
noun 1. (Louis Xavier Stanislas) 1755–1824, king of France 1814–15, 1815–24 (brother of Louis XVI). noun 1. 1755–1824, king of France (1814–24); younger brother of Louis XVI. He became titular king after the death of Louis XVII (1795) and ascended the throne at the Bourbon restoration in 1814. He was forced to flee during the […]
[loon] /lun/ noun, Scot. 1. 2 .
[lounj] /laʊndʒ/ verb (used without object), lounged, lounging. 1. to pass time idly and indolently. 2. to rest or recline indolently; loll: We lounged in the sun all afternoon. 3. to go or move in a leisurely, indolent manner; saunter (usually followed by around, along, off, etc.). verb (used with object), lounged, lounging. 4. to […]