Born in 1764, Elisabeth was the last child of the Dauphin Louis-Ferdinand, son of Louis XV and Maria Josepha of Saxony, and the youngest sister of the future Louis XVI. Her parents died when she was only three. She was known for her piety and her charity, and obtained permission from her brother not to marry and to remain at Versailles. She remained close to Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and their children until they died, accompanying them to prison in 1792 and staying at the side of Madame Royale after the execution of the royal couple. She herself was guillotined in May 1794.