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Exhumed coffin purported to be that of Louis XVII, 1894, Saint-Margaret Cemetery on rue Saint-Bernard, Paris

Exhumed coffin purported to be that of Louis XVII, Saint-Margaret Cemetery on rue Saint-Bernard, Paris

A London newspaper in the fall of 1793 reports the death of the Queen of France (Via Tiny-Librarian)

On 16 October MarieAntoinette, the widow of Louis XVI, was executed at the guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris – she was Here is a newspaper story published on 28 October 1793 that reports on her execution.

louis xvii the Son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Imprisoned and no knowledge of his fate is known. Probably died in prison.

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THE DAUPHIN’S HEART:  Louis XVII, son of Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette, died at age ten in 1795.  At the autopsy, the doctor in attendance, Pelletan, decided to take Louis’ heart as a souvenir. Pelletan squirreled the heart away, unseen by the other doctors, and stored it in a crystal cup in liquid on a bookshelf.

The crystal encased heart of Louis XVII, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. When the child died in Paris’s Temple Prison after the Revolution the doctor who performed the autopsy secretly carved.

‘Madame Royale and Louis XVII in the Temple Prison.’ Children of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, imprisoned in the Temple. Bourbon Restoration era.

‘Madame Royale and Louis XVII in the Temple Prison.’ An engraving of Marie-Therese Charlotte and Louis Charles, children of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, imprisoned in the Temple.

Philippe de Champaigne, Louis XIII Crowned by Victory (Siege of La Rochelle, 1628), 1635, oil on canvas, 228 x 175 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

Philippe De Champaigne Louis XIII Crowned by Victory - Siege of La Rochelle , Musee du Louvre, Paris. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Louis XIII Crowned by Victory - Siege of La Rochelle 1628 by Philippe De Champaigne.

Fragment of the coat Louis XVI wore on the day of his execution, framed with an engraving of the King in prison writing his last will and testament.

Closeup: Fragment of the coat Louis XVI wore on the day of his execution, framed with an engraving of the King in prison writing his last will and testament.

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