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  • n. grandson of Louis XIV and king of France from 1715 to 1774 who led France into the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1710-1774)


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  • In 1758 Louis XV made de Jussieu superintendent of the royal garden at Trianon near Paris, in which all plants cultivated in France were to be reared.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Now that Inge was safely ensconced, she had taken on the manners of the grande bourgeoise she yearned to become, ordering two more Aubusson carpets and a set of Louis XV chairs upholstered in pale blue silk.

    Dreaming in French

  • Louis XV (Paris, 1861-73); Duc de Broglie, Le Cardinal de Fleury et la Pragmatqiue impêriale in Revue historique (1882).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • It was as if a rigid Bourbon, who had served under Louis XV in France in 1763, had been chief law-maker under Napoleon I in 1810.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • This was François Quesnay, a physician in the court of Louis XV and personal doctor to Mme.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Of the thirty-two Capetian kings from Hugh Capet to Louis XV only three were buried elsewhere than in St-Denis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Gallicanism and Jansenism weakened the idea of religion in an atmosphere already threatened by philosophers, and although the monarchy continued to keep the style and title of "Most Christian", unbelief and libertinage were harboured, and at times defended, at the court of Louis XV (1715-74), in the salons, and among the aristocracy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • When Louis XV attained his majority in 1723, it was at the instance of Fleury that the Duc de Bourbon was made prime minister, and quarrelling with the Duke, Fleury pretended to retire to Issy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The room was done in the same muted pastels as the rest of the apartment, which was full of spindly Louis XV chairs and eighteenth-century portraits, but Delphine had papered the walls with David Bowie posters, and a huge portrait of Jim Morrison that loomed over her bed, and contrasted rather oddly with her bookcase full of Bibliothèque Rose volumes.

    Dreaming in French

  • Louis XV honored the baron with a visit, keen perhaps to see what exactly his closest art-collecting rival owned.

    The Dragon’s Trail


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