Profile of the Day: Louis XVIII

Posted November 17, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment


Do you have French ancestry? On this day in 1755, Louis XVIII was born at the Palace of Versailles. Known as “the Desired,” Louis XVIII was the fourth son born to the dauphin Louis, the son of King Louis XV. For 23 years, he lived in exile, during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and again during the Hundred Days of Napoleon I’s return from Elba.

Louis XVIII remained king for slightly less than a decade. His reign marked the first experiment with a constitutional monarchy in France. He remained on the throne until his death in 1824, making him the last French monarch to die while reigning.

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