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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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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2019, 02:47:05 AM »

At the September 20, 1792 Battle of Valmy, Louis Philippe of Orleans (future King Louis Philippe I) was ordered to place a battle of artillery on the crest of the hill of Valmy.
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2019, 02:46:33 AM »

King Louis XV of France and the Dauphin in the Battle of Fontenoy - The Austrian Succession - 1745     
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2019, 01:01:43 AM »

At Versailles King Louis XV of France developed the King's Garden and Trianon Botanical Garden using a Swedish system of plant classification.
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2019, 12:55:31 AM »

Ludwig Pfyffer, Swiss military leader, persuaded King Charles IX of France to trust himself to the Swiss guards. Pfyffer safely lead the royal family of Charles IX from Meaux to Paris while under Huguenot attack in 1567.     
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2019, 10:59:21 PM »

Charles of France, Duke of Berry (1686-1714) was the son of Louis, Grand Dauphin and Marie Anne Christine of Bavaria   
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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2020, 12:20:16 AM »

Louis of France (1661-1711) was the eldest son and heir of King Louis XIV. He became known as Le Grand Dauphin after the birth of his own son, Le Petit Dauphin.
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2020, 11:04:45 PM »

Catherine de' Medici had King Charles IX, at the age of thirteen and a half, declare his majority before the Parliament of Rouen on August 17, 1563. The next day, to show he was God's anointed, he touched for "King's Evil".
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2020, 11:05:19 PM »

In May 1420 King Charles VI of France and King Henry V of England signed the Treaty of Troyes, which named Henry as Charles' successor and stipulated that Henry's heirs would succeed him on the throne of France.
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2020, 11:13:58 PM »

Queen Marie Antoinette playing the pianoforte   
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2020, 11:36:48 PM »

Marie Adelaide of France (1732-1800) was created Duchess of Louvois in her own right by her nephew King Louis XVI.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2020, 10:21:04 PM »

King Louis XVI said goodbye to his family while in prison.   
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