King Louis XVIII of France and Marie Joséphine of Savoy

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Jan 9, 2013
Louis XVIII (Louis Stanislas Xavier; 17 November 1755 – 16 September 1824), known as the Desired (French: le Désiré), was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for a brief interruption during the Hundred Days in 1815. He spent 23 years in exile from 1791: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire (1804–1814), and during the Hundred Days.

Until his accession to the throne of France, he held the title of Count of Provence as brother of King Louis XVI. On 21 September 1792, the National Convention abolished the monarchy and deposed Louis XVI, who was later executed by guillotine. When his young nephew Louis XVII died in prison in June 1795, the Count of Provence proclaimed himself (titular) king under the name Louis XVIII.
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King of France:
1st reign: 3 May 1814 – 20 March 1815
2nd reign: 8 July 1815 – 16 September 1824
Predecessor: Napoleon (as Emperor of the French)
Louis XVI (as King of France)
Successor: Charles X

King of France (claimant):
1st tenure: 8 June 1795[a] – 3 May 1814
2nd tenure: 20 March 1815 – 8 July 1815
Predecessor: Louis XVII
Born: 17 November 1755. Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 16 September 1824 (aged 68), Tuileries Palace, Paris, France
Burial: 24 September 1824, Basilica of Saint Denis
Spouse: Marie Joséphine of Savoy ​(m. 1771; died 1810)​
French: Louis Stanislas Xavier de France
House: Bourbon
Father: Louis, Dauphin of France
Mother: Maria Josepha of Saxony
Religion: Catholicism

Marie Joséphine of Savoy (Italian: Maria Giuseppina Luisa; 2 September 1753 – 13 November 1810) was a princess of France and countess of Provence by marriage to the future King Louis XVIII of France. She was regarded by Bourbon royalist Legitimists as the titular 'queen of France' when her husband assumed the title of king in 1795 upon the death of his nephew, the titular King Louis XVII of France, until her death. She was never practically queen, as she died before her husband actually became king in 1814.
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Though he was not crowned,Louis XVIII was the last French monarch to died whilst still on the throne.

The King and the French Royal Family in 1816
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