Subject : French Topic : King Louis XVI Presentation By- Parth Setya Vaibhav Chatrath Sneh Kailash Naithani
King of France & Navarre (1774 -91). King of French (1791-92). Popular Statement – “Awkward & Timid, No Man Appeared Less Like a King Than Louis XVI”. Biggest Failure In French History As A King. Introduction
Childhood Born on 24 Aug 1754 at Palace ofVersailles, France Louis Auguste de France, Given The Title DUC DE BERRY at Birth. Father : Louis (Dauphin of France) Mother : Marie- Josephe Grandfather : Louis XV of France. 6 Siblings Bad Childhood
Cause: Ignorance (of Parents)
Reign & Nature Of Rule Became Dauphin at 11. Cause: Father’s Death(T.B.) Crowned as King Of France at 20. Not Prepared To Take Over The Throne
Good Human Being , Beloved at First. Poor Decision Making Due To Extremely Indecisive Nature. Conservative Reason: Type of (Strictly Conventional and Confined) Education Received By Governor Of Students.
Family Life Married Marie Antoinette on 16 May 1770. Unwelcomed By French Public. Initial Problems B/W Couple - Distance , King’s Cold Behavior & Wife’s Stressful State Reason : King’s Medical Problem & Insecurities 4 Children – 2 Sons & 2 Daughters
Departure, Trial & Execution Louis Was Overthrown As A Result Of France Being Declared As Republic. Adding To This Was His Bad Decision Making & Hatred He Had Accumulated From French People. 13 Aug 1792 : Louis Arrested , Sent To Temple(Captivated). Nov 1792 : Louis Discredited Due To Revelation Of Armoire De Fer(Iron Chest). 11 Dec 1792 : Charged with an accusation of high treason and crimes against the State.
21 Jan 1793- Louis Stripped Of All Titles & Honorifics By Republican Government. Executed Using Guillotine at Place de la Revolution. Only King In French History To Be Executed. The Executioner’s Testament “The Former King Bravely Met his Fate”
Louis In Films & Literature Portrayed In Numerous Films , TV Dramas & Books Featuring French Revolution Including – Marie Antoinette (1938 , Film) Si Versailles m etaitconte(Film) Titanic(????) Moonlight(TV Drama)