1710–74, king of France 1715–74 (great grandson of Louis XIV).
1710–74, king of France (1715–74); great-grandson of Louis XIV. He engaged France in a series of wars, esp the disastrous Seven Years’ War (1756–63), which undermined the solvency and authority of the crown
- Louis XVI
noun 1. 1754–93, king of France 1774–92 (grandson of Louis XV and husband of Marie Antoinette). noun 1. 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 […]
- 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 […]
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