King Louie XVI's Life

  • King Louie XVI Is Born

    King Louie XVI Is Born
    King Louie XVI is born on 23 August 1754
  • Death Of Father

    King Louie XVI's father died of tuberculosis on December 20, 1765.
  • Death Of Mother

    King Louie XVI's mother died on March 13, 1767, also from tuberculosis
  • Marriage

    On 16 May 1770, at the age of fifteen, King LouisXVI married the fourteen-year-old, Austrian, Marie Antoinette.
  • Became King

    Became King
    When Louis XVI became king in 1774, he was not yet 20 years old and the government was very in debt and having problems.
  • Baby Girl

    Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte was born on December 19, 1778.
  • Baby Boy

    Louis-Joseph-Xavier-François was born on October 22, 1781. He became the heir to the throne.
  • 2nd Baby Boy

    Louis-Charles was born on March 27, 1785.
  • 2nd Baby Girl

    Sophie-Hélène-Béatrix, was born on July 9, 1786. She died in infancy.
  • Bastille Day

    Angry frenchmen stormed the bastille, a fortress that was at the time being used as a prison, and started the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. That was the start of Bastille Day, a French national holiday which is celebrated on July 14 each year.
  • Busted!!

    King Louis XVI was officially arrested on the 13th of August, 1792 for treason.
  • Republic

    On September 21, 1792, the National Assembly declared France to be a Republic and abolished the Monarchy.
  • Death

    On January 21, 1793, King Louie XVI died on the guillotine. He was the only king of France ever to be exicuted.
  • Buried

    King Louie XVI was buried on January 21, 1815 in Saint Denis Basilica, France.