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Portrait of the Royal Family of France, circa 1782. Marie Antoinette holds the dauphin, Louis Joseph, as her husband, Louis XVI gazes into her eyes. The royal couple are surrounded by the king's brothers - Provence and d'Artois and their wives. Kneeling is Madame Royale. ~LMB French Royalty, Petite Trianon, Louis Xvi, Marie Antoinette, Mary Antoinette, Famil Royals, Royals Families, Louis Joseph, The Royals
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front view of the memorial to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
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King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette. Around this time, Marie Antoinette is rumored to have a romantic relationship with the Swedish diplomat and French army officer, Count Axel von Fersen. Meanwhile, on the birth of his son, Louis Josef, Louis XVI wrote, "Madame, you have fulfilled our wishes and those of France, you are the mother of Dauphin."
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; detail from a portrait of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and Archduke Maximilian of Austria by Joseph Hauzinger. Circa 1776.
Louis-Charles, Duke of Normandy, was the son of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette. He had been imprisoned from August 1792 until his death from illness in 1795 at the age of 10.
Memorial to Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette ~ by E. Gaulle & P. Petitot - St Denis Basilica, burial place of nearly every French king from 10th-18th c. During the Revolution, bodies were removed, dumped in large pits & dissolved with lime (Marie & Louis had been buried at La Madeleine). In 1815 meager remains of Louis & Marie (reputedly) were returned. In 1817 the mass graves were opened & co-mingled remains placed in an ossuary in St. Denis - marble plates list the 100s of names. [1st of 2 pins]
Louis-Charles, the unfortunate son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Separted from his mother, dying of tuberculosis, this little prince suffered greatly. Read more on: Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette