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King of France and Navarre
Louis XVI was the grandson of Louis XV. He became Dauphin in 1765 and inherited the throne in 1774 at the age of 20. In 1770 the Dauphin Louis, future Louis XVI, married Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine, Archduchess of Austria. Together they had four children. Only the eldest, Madame Royale, born in 1778, and the Second Dauphin, born in 1785, survived to see the outbreak of the French Revolution.

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  • Title: Louis XVI in sacred costume
  • Creator: Antoine-François Callet
  • Creator Birth Date: 1741
  • Creator Death Date: 1823
  • Date Created: 1779
  • Location Created: Palace of Versailles, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 147 x 107,9 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Know more about Louis XVI
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Copyright: © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN / © Christophe Fouin

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