Lefty Prince Louis XVII

March 27, 2012

Famous Left-hander Birthday, March 27

Prince Louis XVII (1785-1795)

Louis XVII (Versailles, 27 March 1785 – Paris, 8 June 1795), from birth to 1789 was known as Louis-Charles, Duke of Normandy. He was the second son of Louis XVI, who became Dauphin on the death of his brother in 1789. From 1789 to 1791, he was Louis-Charles, Dauphin of France; and from 1791 to 1792 as Louis-Charles, Prince Royal of France. His parents were King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette. As the son of the king, he was a Fils de France (Son of France).

Under the first republic, when his father was executed for treason on 21 January 1793, during the middle-period of French Revolution, he nominally became the uncrowned King of France and Navarre, making him the newly orphaned 8-year old Louis-Charles, a nominal successor to the abolished throne. France then was undergoing the decade of turmoil as the First French Republic (21 September 1792 – 2 December 1804), and as he had been imprisoned from August 1792 until his death from illness in 1795 at the age of 10, Prince Louis XVII had never been officially crowned as king, nor had he ruled. His was a titular title, bestowed by his royalist supporters.


Chambers Biographical Dictionary. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Publishers, 2002


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Prince Louise XVII, Wiki Commons, Public Domain

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