How to use Louis XVI in a sentence
The czar and Louis XVI, among countless others, put up quite a fight before going.
Set the machine to 1783, and there would be Louis XVI of France himself, pushing for admission to the Metsu show.
Louis XVI thought a salon well furnished with a few fine chairs and a table.The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
Louis XVI., on hearing them arrive, rose and prepared to depart.
Louis XVI came to the throne in 1774, and reigned for nineteen years, until that fatal year of '93.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste | Lucy Abbot Throop
Louis XVI, notwithstanding his scruples of conscience, allowed himself to be won over.Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 2 of 2 | Elizabeth S. Kite
Louis XVI., from the cold, insensible bridegroom, became the infatuated admirer of his long-neglected wife.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete | Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
British Dictionary definitions for Louis XVI
1754–93, king of France (1774–92); grandson of Louis XV. He married Marie Antoinette in 1770 and they were guillotined during the French Revolution
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Cultural definitions for Louis XVI
The last king of France before the French Revolution; the husband of Marie Antoinette. He at first accepted a change from absolute monarchy (see ancien régime) to constitutional monarchy in France. Then he tried to flee the country and was brought back a prisoner. Radicals, including the Jacobins, assumed control of the revolution and had Louis and Marie Antoinette beheaded for treason.
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