Louis XVI, king of France, was executed during the French Revolution. He was brought to trail and was executed by guillotine. After voting to find the King guilty, the deputies held votes on his punishment. By a single vote, Louis was sentenced to death. For the first time in a many years, the French population were not ruled by a monarch. Also, his wife, Mary Antoinette, was executed in the same way nine months later afetr Louis XVI death.