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King Louis XVI
« on: February 22, 2006, 04:49:21 PM »
history has not been kind to Louis XVI, as well as his courtiers and contemporaries. He has being painted as an incapable man, with little intellidence, no wit, and a poor husband and lover!!!!!
 But it was not the case, Louis Xvi was smart he was the first french sovereign to speak english, and most importnat he truly loved his people! 8)

 

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 04:54:36 PM »
i don't think he was stupid. i think he was a simple man who didn't have the capacity needed to actually rule. i think he would have made a great constitutional monarch, for example... but as a monarch who's supposed to rule everything, he didn't do a very good job...
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 04:57:12 PM »
By the way! Louis Ferdinand, Louis XVI father took special care of the education of his children, and requested a serie of educational sexual portraits! These portraits were later on in Napoleon`s bathroom and got lost during the fire of the Tuilerie!!!! ; :-[

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 05:11:47 PM »
i like the king Louis XV, but he was to benevolent and that resulted in his death...if Marie Antoinette were the rulling queen, it would be diffrent i think..

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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006, 01:36:54 AM »
i'm not sure she was fit to be a monarch either. not an absolute one... but maybe she would have been a better one, since she was a little more decisive... but still no henri iv :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 02:35:31 AM »
She was very decisive, indeed ! That could be interesting : Marie-Antoinette as real queen, just like her mother. With, as she said : "this blood running in her veins". She could do fine !
On the contrary, being so powerless may get on her nerves, she was so energetic... The only fields Louis gave her to experience her power were "menus plaisirs". It's not surprising that, in those conditions, she focused so much on pleasures !
Once, she became a true queen, with a true power... in her little empire of trianon. And in Saint-Cloud, too, she almost created. "De par la reine" !
qu'ils sachent du moins, que jusqu'à mon dernier moment j'ai pensé à eux.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 08:46:12 AM »
Louis XVI was no fool, he was smart and had the best intentions, he was a fervent Catholic, with good feelings, he had simple taste, and maybe that is what made him so "out" of his time, courtiers would have probably preferred a lusty man, a dashy dancer and speaker, and he was more of an inner person! He had been a needed child, he was not given too much affection or attention by his parents, who always preferred his oldest brother Louis Joseph and after his death Provence!

 MA was indeed very energetic but unfortunately her education was neglected, she was raised to be only a consort queen.


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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 08:51:48 AM »
Berry and Provence!

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 09:00:18 AM »
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 was sent to MA in Vienna.



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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2006, 09:37:58 AM »
This portrait of Louis Charles was made by Louis XVI it is signed "Louis patre regeque" and was painted in 1791.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 02:08:45 PM »
Are you sure it was painted by Louis XVI, dear Sissi ? It's very interesting ! I have never heard of Louis painting... "patre regeque" ablative can indeed represent agent complement (but without "ab" for active agent ?).

I agree with you Louis was a very cultivated man, even an intellectual, with a huge interest in sciences and inlightenments progresses. He was good at geography, too, and was able to drawn very precise plans. He made plans of Versailles gardens, that he constantly updated. He was very interested in navy, also, and had acquired in this matter engineer skills !
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2006, 10:52:19 AM »
Dear Coquelicot, I found this drawing in a book, I will try to find out the name of it since it was not mine, I did not know either that he had a liking for drawing but since it is signed I thought it was real. I ll try to find out more about it. ;D


 

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006, 12:56:57 PM »
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Are you sure it was painted by Louis XVI, dear Sissi ? It's very interesting ! I have never heard of Louis painting... "patre regeque" ablative can indeed represent agent complement (but without "ab" for active agent ?).

I agree with you Louis was a very cultivated man, even an intellectual, with a huge interest in sciences and inlightenments progresses. He was good at geography, too, and was able to drawn very precise plans. He made plans of Versailles gardens, that he constantly updated. He was very interested in navy, also, and had acquired in this matter engineer skills !




 My dear Coquelicot, he was indeed good at gerography he was the one who had the idea of sending an invastigation boat conducted by La Perouse Louis XVI himself with the help pf Fleureu (scientist) made the maps and plans La perouse was to follow. The boat sent were called "la Boussole et l'Astrolabe", La Perouse left France on August 1 1785, he travelled to the Paques and Sandwich islands, this expedition was creted to continue Cook experiments and research.

 I think this is one of the things that proves that he was not the dummy history and some historians have tried to make us believe.

 he must have been a very interesting man, he ordered a globe for his first son to enable him to study geography better. You can still see it at Vesailles.



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Re: King Louis XVI
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2006, 01:01:48 PM »
Louis XVi and the scientist La Perouse (Trip around the globe)