Louis XVI of France Timeline

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  • 23 Aug 1754
    Louis-Auguste, Duke of Berry and future King Louis XVI of France, is born.
  • 20 Dec 1765
    Louis, dauphin of France and only son of Louis XV of France, dies of tuberculosis aged 36.
  • May 1770
    Marie Antoinette, aged 14, is married to the 15-year-old dauphin, the future King Louis XVI of France.
  • 10 May 1774
    Louis XVI is crowned King of France at age 19.
  • Apr 1777
    Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, visits France to help fix the troubled marriage of his sister Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI of France.
  • 19 Dec 1778
    Queen Marie Antoinette of France gives birth to her first child, daughter Marie-Thérèse, eight years after she married Louis XVI of France.
  • Oct 1789
    The Women's March on Versailles increases demand for a French constitutional monarchy, relocates the royal family to the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
  • 20 Jun 1791 - 21 Jun 1791
    The Flight to Varennes, an attempted escape by the French royal family from Paris, is foiled; public disdain for the monarchy increases.
  • 27 Aug 1791
    The Declaration of Pillnitz is issued by Austria and Prussia, threatening war against France should any harm befall the French royal family.
  • 20 Apr 1792
    Revolutionary France declares war on Austria, sparking the War of the First Coalition.
  • 13 Aug 1792
    The family of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette are imprisoned in the Tower of the Temple.
  • 21 Sep 1792
    The National Convention abolishes the French Monarchy during the French Revolution.
  • 21 Jan 1793
    King Louis XVI of France, now known as Citizen Louis Capet, is executed by guillotine.