Initially much loved by the French people, he soon became unpopular when it was clear that his government became increasingly conservative and many felt that it no longer truly represented the average citizen of France.
With the French government falling into the Reign of Terrorhe decided to leave France to save his life. Zenith and decline The Sun King was at his zenith. The three were interned in Fort Saint-Jean in Marseille.
Working conditions became worse, and the divide between the rich and the poor continued to widen. The Russian and Austrian courts, however, never really overcame their doubts about him. The army, however, refused to follow them, and on April 5,they deserted. In September he muzzled the press and refused to broaden the suffrage.
They went to New Orleansplanning to sail to Havana and thence to Spain. A French king had to be a soldier, and so Louis served his apprenticeship on the battlefield. The brothers were even held in Philadelphia briefly during an outbreak of yellow fever. His reign, compared by Voltaire to that of the Roman emperor Augustushad both its strong and its weak points.
Victoria, in turn, loaned the house to Louis Philippe and Marie-Amelie, who were the parents-in-law of King Leopold from his second marriage to their daughter, Louise Marie.
His reign had lasted 72 years, longer than that of any other known European monarch, and left an indelible mark on the culture, history and destiny of France. He succeeded because he faithfully reflected the mood of a France overflowing with youth and vigour and enamoured of grandeur. This marked the beginning of the long civil war known as the Frondein the course of which Louis suffered poverty, misfortune, fear, humiliation, cold, and hunger.
The British seized the three brothers, but took them to Havana anyway. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His Catholicism and the opposition of her mother Queen Charlotte meant the Princess reluctantly declined the offer. By this time French opposition to the regime had become much more embittered.
He viewed French Protestants as potential rebels. Louis Philippe travelled extensively. For this action, he received a civic crown from the local municipality. He had been at the school for a month when he heard the news from Paris: Almost alone he had defeated a formidable coalition Spain and the Holy Roman emperor had joined the Dutch against him and dictated terms to the enemy.
It retained its recent conquests in Flanders and on the Rhinewhich were so much in the order of things that neither later defeats nor revolutions would cause it to lose them.
Paris rose against him on Feb. Louis lured them to his court, corrupted them with gambling, exhausted them with dissipationand made their destinies dependent on their capacity to please him. With the Edict of Fontainebleau, Louis ordered the destruction of Protestant churches, the closure of Protestant schools and the expulsion of Protestant clergy.
He refused to countenance any plan to set himself up as king in France, however, possibly because he was negotiating with the revolutionaries for the release of his two brothers, the duc de Montpensier and the comte de Beaujolais, who had been arrested at the same time as their father.
The battle of Valmy was inconclusive, but the Austrian- Prussian army, short of supplies, was forced back across the Rhine. He even strolled the streets of the working-class sections of Paris and stopped frequently to chat with workers. In Aprilthe government approved legislation proposed by Louis XVIII but implemented only after his death, that paid an indemnity to nobles whose estates had been confiscated during the Revolution the biens nationaux.
It was five in the morning. By evening, the city was dominated by violence and shops were looted. Faced with insurrection, Louis-Philippe abdicated on February 24,in favour of his grandson the comte de Paris.
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His inability to win the allegiance of the new industrial classes led to his fall from power. Sep 01, · Throughout his long reign Louis XIV (–) never lost the hold over his people he had assumed at the beginning.
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Louis Philippe () was king of the French from to Although his authoritarian regime was overthrown by the February Revolution, his reign was marked by domestic prosperity, stability, and intellectual fecundity.
Born in Paris on Oct. 6,Louis Philippe was the eldest son of. Feb 28, · The reign of France’s Louis XIV (), known as the Sun King, lasted for 72 years, longer than that of any other known European sovereign.Download