H.M. King Louis XV of France (1710-1774) | Louis XV, known as Louis the Beloved (Louis le bien aimé), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five.
The Crown of King Louis XV (1710-1774), known as Louis the Well Beloved, France. He was born Duke of Anjou of the House of Bourbon, the 2nd Child of Louis de France (1682-1712) France & Marie Adélaide (1685-1712) Savoy, France. Both of his parents died of measles within a week of each other when Louis XV was age 5. Philippe d'Orléans (Philippe Charles) (1674-1723) France, his 1st cousin twice removed, was Regent of France until Louis XV was old enough to rule.
Louis XV: Most scholars believe Louis XV's decisions damaged the power of France, weakened the treasury, discredited the absolute monarchy, and made it more vulnerable to distrust and destruction. Jerome Blum described him as "a perpetual adolescent called to do a man's job."