Coat and trousers worn by Louis XVII, Louis Charles de France, Duke of Normandy (1785-1795), c.1792. Pink taffeta, round wooden buttons covered with pink silk thread © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet
Madame Victoire de France, fifth daughter of Louis XV by Nattier in 1748.
Louis the Dauphin was the only son of Louis XV and the father of three kings of France, including Louis XVI.
Tiara of Marie Therese Charlotte, the Duchesse d’Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
"Louis-Antoine de Bourbon, Duc d'Angouleme" by Joseph Boze (1785) | FAMSF Explore the Art
The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin, Louis XVII
A gourd that was believed to contain a handkerchief dipped in the blood of King Louis XVI of France might not have had such a connection after all. When the blood sample on the handkerchief was subject to DNA testing, the results most likely indicated a man of average height with brown eyes of French or Italian descent. This does not match up with known descriptions of Louis XVI: a tall (c. 6'1") blue-eyed man with known Germanic and Polish blood. So, if it's not his blood, then whose is it?
Detail of the painting Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, Dauphine de France en 1747
the Duchesse d’Angouleme only surviving child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
This vase was owned by Madame de Pompadour who kept it in her apartment in Versailles. This lidded potpourri vase is one of the most famous models introduced by the Sèvres porcelain manufactory; only about twelve were ever produced, ten of which survive today. Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
Madame Adelaide, daughter of Louis XV
Charles X (1757-1836), King of France. 1825. Lawrence
Portrait présumé de Louis-François-Xavier duc de Bourgogne à sept ans signé et daté 'L. Dupont p 1758
The Rise and Fall of Versailles (Part 3 of 3) - Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the end of the ancien regime.
The Rise and Fall of Versailles (Part 2 of 3) - The decadent years. Louis XV
▶ The Rise and Fall of Versailles (Part 1 of 3) - Focusing on Louis XIV and the rise of Versailles.
▶ Royal Secrets: Lust - If you skip ahead approximately 19 minutes, you can watch a fun film about Louis XV's naughty romps.
Slow-witted. Indecesive. Fat. Ugly. Coarse. Unsympathetic. These are just a few of the words historians have used to describe Louis XVI. How many of these monikers are accurate, though? Find out by visiting: Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette: Louis XVI Hated Cats
On a cloudy, unremarkable day in February 1710, a rather remarkable event occurred: a tiny, sickly infant was born in a small town outside Paris, France. Despite many societal, medical and even political odds, the child would one-day become King of France. The future Louis XV was born on February 15, 1710 to Marie Adélaïde of Savoy and Louis, Dauphin of France... Read more on Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette: Joyeux Anniversaire Louis, le Bien-Aimé!
The dashing, licentious Louis XV, grandfather of Louis XVI. Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette: Joyeux Anniversaire Louis, le Bien-Aimé!
Marie Joséphine, Comtesse de Provence, sister-in-law to Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Marie-Joséphine was a slovenly woman, with offensive body odor. Some at court whispered that her lax hygiene caused her corpulent husband to become impotent. Regardless, Comte de Provence was often heard bragging about their wild sexcapades. ~LMB, Titillating Tidbits about Marie Antoinette
Louis Stanislas Xavier, grandson of the licentious Louis XV, younger brother of the priggish Louis XVI. Known at court as Comte de Provence, he was an uptight, corpulent sort of man, lacking the joie de vivre of his brother, Artois. After the murder of his brother (LOUIS XVI) and tragic death of his nephew (Louis XVII), he would become Louis XVIII. ~ LMB, Titillating Tidbits of the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette
Louis-Joseph-Xavier de France, duc de Bourgogne, painted a year before his death. Louis-Joseph was the heir to the French throne. His sudden death due to tuberculosis cleared the way for his younger brother to become Louis XVI. ~ LMB, Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette
Charles Philippe, known as Comte d'Artois, was Louis XVI's fun-loving younger brother. Artois enjoyed parties, gambling, wine, and mischief. He often hosted macabre, impromptu parties in the Catacombs, funereal tunnels beneath Paris. How's that for being a thrill seeker? ~ LMB, Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette
Comte d'Artois as a child, seated beside his younger sister, Princess Clotilde.