Louis XVII

(1785-1795)
   king of France
   Born Louis-Charles of France at Versailles, Louis XVII was the second son of louis XVI and marie Antoinette. After having borne the title duke of Normandy, he became dauphin in 1789 upon the death of his older brother. Imprisoned in the Temple in August 1792, he was declared king of France by the French Royalists after the execution of his father in January 1793. Taken from his mother shortly after, he died while a prisoner of the republican government in Paris, probably in 1795. Doubts remained about his fate, as numerous personages over the centuries have claimed his identity or to be his heirs. Scientific tests in 1999, however, confirmed that the existent remains in Paris are those of the young Louis XVII, and, per royal tradition, his preserved heart was entombed at St-Denis in 2004.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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