From the film la révolution française (1989) part 2 the execution of louis xvi, by means of the guillotine, took place on 21 january 1793 at the place de. Execution of louis xvi 21 january 1793 picture of louis xvi's execution french revolution posters. Is the wife of louis xvi she is known for her luxurious lifestyle and also madame deficit due to her overspending and gambling she ended up being executed along with her children because the committee of public safety wanted to eliminate royalist plot to put royal family back on the throne.
French king louis xvi, just 38 years old and the leader of one of the world's most modern and powerful countries, had been executed by what was seen as a revolutionary rabble the chaos that followed would usher in war, napoleon's empire, and a new age of european and world history. Why did louis xvi try to escape to austria, and would he have succeeded what was the result of louis xvi and the national assembly invading austria what are the causes of the empty treasury of france under louis the xvi. A newspaper published an account of louis xvi's execution, but because it was so inaccurate, the executioner's account of louis xvi's execution was. Louis xvi's flight from paris if any king could have coped with the french revolution it was not louis xvi he was 19 when he succeeded his grandfather, louis xv.
Louis xvi is a major part to why the government was continuing to subside into bankruptcy, and he is seen as a poor role model of high status specific events from 1788-1799 caused a pressure on france, and created a numerous amount of problems to occur. Read a biography about the life and reign of louis xvi - king of france and husband of marie antoinettewhat led to his eventual execution. Today, on the anniversary of king louis xvi's execution in 1793, we spotlight some facts about him and his wife marie antoinette that may help to add a human dimension to our understanding of. I looked throughout the subreddit and reddit as a whole and could not find many good answers: why was louis xvi executed for treason i.
Scene from the trial of king louis xvi before the national convention in 1792 louis was officially arrested on august 13, 1792 and sent to the temple, an ancient paris fortress used as a prison on 21 september, the national assembly declared france to be a republic and abolished the monarchy the. The french revolution was a revolution in france from 1789 to 1799 it led to the end of the monarchy, and to many wars king louis xvi was executed in 1793. Louis xvi (1754-1793) is generally known mainly as the french king who was guillotined when his country fell into chaos during the french revolution in the late 1700s the french revolution was inspired by the american revolution, enlightenment ideals, economic problems, and conflict between the.
King louis xvi executed louis ascended to the french throne in 1774 and from the start was unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems that he had inherited from his grandfather, king louis xv. Louis xvi (french pronunciation: 23 august 1754 - 21 january 1793), born louis-auguste, was the last king of france before the fall of the monarchy during the french revolution. In a sense, it was what louis xvi did not do, rather than what he did, that led to his death louis was officially executed for treason but his trial was really not a legal trial but more of a.
In 1792 louis was arrested after an insurrection in august 1793-01-21 louis xvi of france is executed by the guillotine in paris,. 1793: louis xvi january 21st, 2008 headsman among the august company of executed monarchs, none command more historical portent in the west than.
Louis xvi deserved to be executed no more than king george iii deserved to be branded a failure for the american revolution, or francis i branded the. Louis xvi's courage on june 20, 1792, when the royal palace was invaded by the paris mob after his dismissal of the girondin ministry, and his dignified bearing during his trial and at the moment of execution did something to redeem, but did not reestablish, his reputation. This account of french king louis xvi's execution is from 'london packet or new lloyd's evening post', wednesday, january 23, 1793 the french revolution of 1789 saw the overthrow of the king louis xvi, and a republic put in its place based on the ideals of 'liberté, égalité, fraternité' (the french for liberty, equality and brotherhood.