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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2006, 01:52:01 PM »
He also was the one who allowed Parmentier to introduce Potatoes in France!
And he had the idea of putting some soldiers to guard the fields in order to call on  people`s attention , and he gave the order to the soldiers to let the people "steal" the potatoes.... :o and that is how french people start eating potatoes!
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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2006, 02:50:09 AM »
Thanks, Sissi ! I enjoy so much your explanations ! I really like Louis too...
Geography and navy... two matters where he was the most skillul, I guess...
He also get back to his latin to teach it to his son in the temple. He read Tacitus and Livius. I feel very concerned, because I teach latin, and Tacitus is one of my favorites. The man was a genious writer !
qu'ils sachent du moins, que jusqu'à mon dernier moment j'ai pensé à eux.

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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2006, 03:15:09 AM »
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Louis used to be dressed with the same dresses as his mother until the age of 6, and he hated it, this was probably one of the reason he dressed his own children in an english way! ;D
This portrait was made by Nattier.






This portrait is the Dauphin's eldest son, the Duc de Bourgogne (1751-1761).
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2006, 08:42:45 AM »
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This portrait is the Dauphin's eldest son, the Duc de Bourgogne (1751-1761).



You are right Bell the cat it is the Duc de Bourgogne Louis beloved oldest brother.

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2006, 11:31:19 AM »
LA MONTGOLFIERE MARIE ANTOINETTE 1783!




On September 19, 1783, in Versailles, a Montgolfiere hot air balloon carrying a sheep, a rooster, and a duck flew for eight minutes in front of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French court

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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2006, 11:44:05 AM »
Thanks or this wonderful pic, Sissi ! This scene was illustrated in the movie "Jefferson in Paris". We see Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Charles, Mousseline and courtiers watching the balloon from a terrase. I remember Marie-Antoinette (in the movie !) wore a sot pink stripped dress... I think... and a huge hat, as usual !  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2006, 12:22:08 PM »
Really? I did not know that, I have not see the movie, but I am definetely going to rent it!
   I like curiosities and i thought it was nice to prove that he was not the shallow, idiot man many people still think he was!!!
 I think that he would have probably been the best king, if he was born at some other time and maybe if he would have not being surrounded by so many ambitious people such as Provence.

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2006, 12:42:39 PM »
Some other unknown things about Louis:

 He was the first one to establisehd fire station in paris
 He ordered the establishment of well equipped nursuries in prisons.

  He fund raised  the first blind school of Valentin Hauy

  He opened the first children hospital called today Hopital des enfants malades!

   He financed the brothers Montgolfier experiments (the first air ballon).

  He first implemented the idea of giving retired people money for their service.


 He financed L Hotel Dieu in order that each patient should have their own bed.

  He first had the idea of giving people an indemnisation in case that they were find innocent of a crime.

 he ordered military hospital to treat "the enemie`s wounded like if they were "le spropes sujets du roi" this was 90 years before the first Geneva Convention.


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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2006, 01:28:38 PM »


La Famille Royale par Brun!
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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2006, 01:57:58 PM »
Good morning!!!! :)
from Left to the rigth:
Madame Adélaïde; Madame Victoire; Madame Sophie;

Le duc de Berry;duc d'Angoulême; Mlle d'Artois (count d'artois's children).

comtesse de Provence, comte de Provence (Louis XVI's brother).

Marie-Thérèse Charlotte (Louis XVI and Marie-antoinette's daughter).

Louis XVI; Louis-Joseph, the Dauphin; Marie-Antoinette

comtesse d'Artois; comte d'Artois (Louis XVI's brother).

Madame Elisabeth (Louis XVI's sister). ;)

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2006, 02:22:51 PM »
Thank you  ;D

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2006, 02:37:13 PM »
Some more portraits of Louis XVI






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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2006, 01:22:37 PM »



 This portrait was made after the coronation at Reims it shows Louis Philippe d Orleans swearing allegiance as Chevalier du Saint esprit to Louis XVI!!!!!!

   Life is ironic, he sweared allegiance and sent him to the scaffold!!!!!!!

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2006, 02:38:10 PM »
The flight to Varennes was a disaster for many reason!
  The berline was not fast enough, it was green and yellow, they stopped to many times, it was more a promenade than a flight!

  It was bound to fail, Louis XVI was the only man, I mean why travel with Tourzel I know that she was "the baronne de Korff" but it would have been more useful to travel with a man like Fersen, a man of decision! any other man with guts!!!!

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2006, 02:41:29 PM »