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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2019, 02:37:26 AM »

King Louis XIV ordered that table knives have rounded, not pointed ends, to stop them being used as daggers during mealtime arguments.
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2019, 11:47:32 PM »

BTW, this is why, all over the world, tables are set with the knife facing in towards the person's plate and not out at his adjoining dining partner.
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2019, 03:37:12 AM »

In 1694 King Louis XIV of France instituted an income tax, the capitation (head tax).
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2019, 03:40:12 AM »

Philippe I, Duke of Orleans was the brother of King Louis XIV.   
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