Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Louis XVIs in:
 • Saint Denis Basilique
 • Saint-Denis
 • Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
 • Île-de-France
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Louis XVI
Birth: Aug. 23, 1754
Departement des Yvelines
Île-de-France, France
Death: Jan. 21, 1793
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

French Monarch. Succeeded his grandfather, Louis XV, as King of France on May 10, 1774 at the age of 20. He was married to the Austrian archduchess Marie Antionette in 1770. The couple had four children. Louis was a shy, dull man whose character was not suited to providing the leadership needed to control the complex social and political conflicts raging in France. He much preferred the hunting field to the council chambers, and his indecisiveness made him subject to the poor advice of councilors and family. After ineffectual attempts at fundamental government changes and several unfortunate choices in advisors, revolutionaries stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and marched on Versailles in October of the same year. The royal family attempted to flee France in disguise, but were recognized. To the revolutionary government, this made the king appear guilty of treason. Louis was forced to accept the constitution of 1791 which limited his power. He urged Austria and Prussia to rescue him to no avail. The family was imprisoned in 1792, and Louis was tried and found guilty. He was guillotined on January 14, 1793 to the cheers of the crowd. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
Family links: 
  Louis Ferdinand de Bourbon (1729 - 1765)
  Maria Josepha von Sachsen (1731 - 1767)
  Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793)
   Marie-Therese-Charlotte of France (1778 - 1851)*
  Louis Joseph of France (1781 - 1789)*
   Louis XVII (1785 - 1795)*
   Louis XVII (1785 - 1795)*
  Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France (1786 - 1787)*
  Marie Thérèse de France (1746 - 1748)**
  Marie-Zéphyrine de France (1750 - 1755)*
  Louis Joseph Xavier de France (1751 - 1761)*
  Xavier Marie Joseph de France (1753 - 1754)*
   Louis XVI (1754 - 1793)
   Louis XVI (1754 - 1793)**
  King Louis XVIII (1755 - 1824)*
   Charles X (1757 - 1836)*
  Marie Adélaïde Clotilde Xavière de Bourbon (1759 - 1802)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Denis Basilique
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Île-de-France, France
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2231
Louis XVI
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Louis XVI
Added by: Eric and Kathleen Payeur
Louis XVI
Added by: Eric and Kathleen Payeur
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Miss Tabitha
 Added: Mar. 16, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jan. 21, 2017
- PetrusMatthaeus
 Added: Dec. 19, 2016
There are 377 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.6 after 155 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service