Louis XVI of France

King of France and Navarre, 1754-1793

Louis XVI is the only King of France ever to be executed, and his death brought an end to more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy. Among the major events of Louis XVI's reign was his signing of the Edict of Versailles, also known as the Edict of Tolerance, which effectively nullified the Edict of Fontainebleau that had been law for 102 years. It granted non-Catholics civil and legal status in France, and gave them the right to openly practice their faiths. It did not legally proclaim freedom of religion in France but was an important step in eliminating religious tensions and it officially ended religious persecution within his realm.

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Louis XVI.

König von Frankreich (1754-1793). "Brevet de dame surnummeraire". Document signed. Versailles. Pergamenturkunde, 320 x 192 mm. Mit Gegenzeichnung von Antoine-Jean Amelot, ministre de la maison du roi.
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Appointment for the Marquise d'Esclignac, designated as companion to "Madame Adélaide" de Bourbon: "Aujourd'huy [...] Le Roy étant à Versailles, mettant en consideration le merite et les [...] qualités de la dame Marquise d'Esclignac, Sa Majesté l'a retenue et retient pour l'une des dames que Sa Majesté a nommées pour accompagner ordinairement Madame Adélaide de France, veut et entend qu'a l'avenir lad. dame Marquise d'Esclignac serve pries cette Princesse en qualité de dame surnumeraire et sans apointements juqsu'a la premiere vacance, et jouisse des honneurs, prerogatives et autres distinctions apartenantes à lad.

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