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HISTORY OF FRANCE & DUTY OF REMEMBRANCE : LOUIS XVI, EXECUTED IN PARIS – 223 YEARS AGO – ( ON JAN 21, 1793 ) FOR TREASON BY GUILLOTINE.

 

Louis XVI was the last king of France (1774–92) in the line of Bourbon monarchs preceding the French Revolution of 1789.

He was executed for treason by guillotine in 1793.

Louis XVI became the heir to the throne and the last Bourbon king of France upon his father’s death in 1765.
In 1770, he married Austrian archduchess Marie-Antoinette, the daughter of Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I.
After a slew of governing missteps, Louis XVI brought the French Revolution crashing down upon himself, and in 1793 he was executed.
His wife, Marie-Antoinette, was executed nine months later.
Louis XVI was born on August 23, 1754, in the Palace of Versailles. Named Louis Auguste de France, he was given the title Du de Berry signifying his junior status in the French Court.
He was the third son of Louis, Dauphin of France and grandson of Louis XV of France.
His mother, Marie-Josephe of Saxony, was the daughter of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, also the King of Poland.