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Louis XV Part I : Childhood and early reign

 

Louis XV “ le Bien-Aimé “ ( the Well-Beloved ) was King of France and Navarre from the 1st of September 1715 until his death in May 1774.

Louis de France, of the Bourbon house, was born during the reign of King Louis XIV, his great-grandfather. Louis, titled Duke of Anjou at his birth the 15th of February 1710, is the son of the Petit Dauphin, also named Louis de France and Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie. The future Louis XV is the fourth in line to the succession ( after his grandfather, father and older brother ). Continue reading Louis XV Part I : Childhood and early reign

Kings, Emperors and Presidents of France Part 4 : The Capetian dynasty and the Bourbons.

King Henry III of Navarre, distant cousin of Henri III of France ( the last Valois King of France ) is designated legitimate heir to the French throne. Under the name of Henry IV, he belongs to the Bourbon dynasty and thus became the first King of this Capetian branch. Continue reading Kings, Emperors and Presidents of France Part 4 : The Capetian dynasty and the Bourbons.