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  • n. king of France from 1774 to 1792; his failure to grant reforms led to the French Revolution; he and his queen (Marie Antoinette) were guillotined (1754-1793)

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Examples

  • Threatened by hunger, the working-class women of Paris baptized Louis XVI as "the baker" in October 1789 because a king was supposed to "nourish" his people.

    The Rise of Nations

  • If it were only for the reproduction of the sets of furniture of the style known as Louis XVI, the Beauvais loom would have sufficient reason for existing at the present day.

    The Tapestry Book

  • The Louis XVI is a simplification and a return to the classic.

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  • She preceded Thomas Jefferson's drafting of the Declaration of Independence by nine years, and her legislative assembly came 22 years before Louis XVI of France summoned the Estates General.

    Catherine the Great's Lessons for Despots

  • In August 1793, for instance, Washington went wild when, in the midst of his attempt to keep America neutral in a war between Great Britain and France, he saw a pro-French newspaper cartoon of him being guillotined like Louis XVI.

    The Leadership Secrets of George Washington

  • The royal collection of scale-model cities grew under Louis XV, Louis XVI and both Napoleons, until modern warfare, post-1870, made them obsolete.

    France's Visionary Scale-Model Cities

  • In Paris at the head of an economic delegation, hoping for a loan, he was soon giving highly intelligent advice to the tottering Louis XVI, who might have kept his throne had he possessed the patience to listen.

    Why They All Came to Versailles

  • Or how about the family who allowed their cat to scratch one designated Louis XVI chair?

    Jeryl Brunner: The Distinct Charm of Animal Owners

  • The savory gougère pastry bread made on-site by Chef Jean-Claude Teulade, formerly of La Côte Basque and Louis XVI is the perfect dipping option.

    Into a World of Cheese

  • Louis XVI ended up with the French Revolution, one of the greatest deluge's in all history.

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