In 1770, four years after he was crowned the french king, louis xvi, married marie antoinette of austria he was 15 she was 14 louis xvi and marie antoinette lived 10 miles outside of paris in the palace at versailles. Kids learn about famous people from the french revolution including royalty such as king louis xvi and marie antoinette as well as revolutionaries such as charlotte corday, georges danton, olympe de gouges, marat, and more. Louis xvi was born louis-auguste at versailles on august 23, 1754 following the death of his grandfather louis xv, he ruled as king of france although introverted and apparently not very. Xviiith and xixth centuries in france part ii : louis xvi and the beginning of the revolution january 24, 2015 alister the next monarch of france was the grandson of louis xv, louis xvi. Another goal that king louis xvi had during the french revolution was to stay king and keep france a monarchy he noticed that his position of king was in danger when he was described quite negatively in the papers and also when his wife was drawn as a harpy, an evil, ferocious monster.
French revolution - overthrow of louis xvi - free download as word doc (doc / docx), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free an outline of an essay answering the question: explain why the assembling of the estates general in 1789 led to the overthrow of louis xvi. Louis xv, byname louis the well-beloved, french louis le bien-aimé, (born february 15, 1710, versailles, france—died may 10, 1774, versailles), king of france from 1715 to 1774, whose ineffectual rule contributed to the decline of royal authority that led to the outbreak of the revolution in 1789. Eyewitness account of the execution of louis xvi in paris during the french revolution king of france,. The french revolution was a revolution in france from 1789 to 1799 it led to the end of the monarchy, and to many warsking louis xvi was executed in 1793 the revolution ended when napoleon bonaparte took power in november 1799.
Marie antoinette and the french revolution after the bastille was stormed on july 14, 1789, the queen urged the king to resist the assembly's reforms, making her even more unpopular, and leading to the attribution to her of the remark, qu'ils mangent de la brioche. One day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the french national convention, king louis xvi is executed by guillotine in the place de la revolution in. The king's trial: louis xvi vs the french revolution first edition, twenty-fifth anniversary edition, with a new preface edition. Louis xvi (french pronunciation: 23 august 1754 - 21 january 1793), born louis-auguste, was the last king of france before the fall of the monarchy during the french revolution he was referred to as citizen louis capet during the four months before he was guillotined. The french royalty in the years prior to the french revolution were a study in corruption and excess france had long subscribed to the idea of divine right, which maintained that kings were selected by god and thus perpetually entitled to the throne this doctrine resulted in a system of absolute.
The french revolution took place in france from 1789 to 1792, during the reign of king louis xvi it was an expression of discontent from the poor towards the rich, and of how they thought france was governed unfairly. The french revolution the bourbons were restored to the throne, with the brother of executed king louis xvi becoming king louis xviii. The french revolution sent king louis xvi to the guillotine, only to be replace by another dictator in napoleon bonaparte history of the world is a holly hapless brand by stephen walker hotw. The french revolution started because of king louis xvi france was losing a plethora of money and was on the verge of bankruptcy the reason why they were in this state is because king louis xv spent a lot of money king louis xvi lavishly spent money and during the american revolution france gave a generous contribution.
Free essay: in the 18th century king louis xvi's spendings on the american revolution practically bankrupt the country which had brought 2 decades of poor. Louis xvi (1754-1793) is generally known mainly as the french king who was guillotined when his country fell into chaos during the french revolution in the late 1700s the french revolution was inspired by the american revolution, enlightenment ideals, economic problems, and conflict between the. Posts about king louis xiv written by jane johnson. Louis xiv came to the throne while still a child in the wake of the fronde, a destructive civil war that saw members of the french nobility ravaging the country over private feuds as king, louis centralized the authority of the state at the court in versailles. Louis was born at versailles on 23 august 1754 in 1770, he married marie antoinette, daughter of the emperor and empress of austria, a match intended to consolidate an alliance between france and.
The french revolution, the final years of louis xvi at the outset of the revolution, louis xvi adopted a pro-reform stance but the king was indecisive and reluctant to ratify the texts proclaiming the abolition of privileges and the declaration of the rights of man, promulgated shortly after the storming of the bastille on 14 july 1789. This topic is worthy of investigation because it offers the chance to see other factors that could have contributed to the social revolution that changed the world, rather than potentially blame the king of france: louis xvi this essay will discuss whether louis was the main cause for the outbreak. The french revolution, king louis xvi - in a time of great dispute and confusion, it took the courage of one man to rise up against the opposition and throw out the revolutionary ideas. Includes the september massacres and the girondins-montagnards split.
There is no question that louis xvi and his wife marie antoinette died under the guillotine during the french revolution it is the fate of their 10 year old son, louis charles, who disappeared in 1795, that is the mystery. King louis xvi and his wife queen marie antoinette lost their monarchical power during the french revolution they inherited an enormous state debt (by louis xiv and louis xv) also, louis xvi was.
Indeed, it was the great conflict between the french revolutionaries and the church that helped push the revolution from its lofty ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity into anarchy and terror, of which the execution of the king was the great manifestation.