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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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  • Gold and white, glass-domed, Louis XVI dining salons and mahogany-paneled lounges and smoking rooms with huge marble mantelpieces provided a fashionable setting for first-class passengers.

    Castles of Steel

  • As early as September 1775, Beaumarchais had been urging King Louis XVI and his ministers to find some way to aid the American rebels.

    Robert Morris

  • Besides the eulogies on Louis XVI (Paris, 1816), on Madame Elizabeth

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  • He also got a painting by the Flemish master Dieric Bouts and a Louis XVI writing table.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • The woman gestured toward a Louis XVI chair covered in peach velvet and Jane sat in it to wait for Mrs. Wallingford.

    The Wayward Muse

  • Marron, chaplain at the Dutch embassy, became pastor in Paris when Louis XVI promulgated the edict of toleration (1787).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Hair fad of the court of Louis XVI inspired by Madame de Pompadour, who was fond of dressing her hair in unusual ways.

    Futures Imperfect

  • (1553-1555); Jean Suavius, Cardinal de Mirepoix (1555-60); the academician Boyer, preceptor to the Dauphin, father of Louis XVI

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Few, if any there are, whose name and fame I covet less than that of one Simon-the-Cobbler, the torturer unto death of a little boy king, known as the Dauphin, whose only crime was that he was the son of his father and mother, known in history as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who were murdered by the insane mob government of that day.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • Louis XIII was the last king to make this pilgrimage (in 1610); Louis XVI had the relics of St. Marcoul brought to the Abbey of Saint-Remi, so as to avoid going out of Reims.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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