Title -  King Louis XVI

 

Description -  Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779.  Louis XVI (August 23, 1754 - January 21, 1793), born Louis-Auguste, also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792, although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French.  In a context of civil and international war, Louis XVI was suspended and arrested at the time of the insurrection of August 10, 1792 one month before the constitutional monarchy was abolished and the First French Republic proclaimed on September 21, 1792.  He was tried by the National Convention (self-instituted as a tribunal for the occasion), found guilty of high treason, and executed by guillotine on January 21, 1793, as a desacralized French citizen known as "Citizen Louis Capet", a nickname in reference to Hugh Capet, the founder of the Capetian dynasty -- which the revolutionaries interpreted as Louis' family name.  Louis XVI was the only King of France ever to be executed, and his death brought an end to more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy.

 

Description Source -  Bio from Wikipedia

 

Year -  1789 by Antoine-François Callet

Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre in Grand Royal Costume

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