Person:Louis XV of France (1)

Louis XV _____, de France
d.10 May 1774
m. 17 Dec 1697
  1. _____ de France1704 - 1705
  2. Louis de France _____, duc de Bretagne1707 - 1712
  3. Louis XV _____, de France1710 - 1774
m. 5 Sep 1725
  1. Princess Louise-Élisabeth of France1727 - 1759
  2. Henriette of France1727 - 1752
  3. Louise of France1728 - 1733
  4. Louis _____, Dauphin of France1729 - 1765
  5. Philippe of France1730 - 1733
  6. Marie Adélaïde of France1732 - 1800
  7. Victoire of France1733 - 1799
  8. Sophie of France1734 - 1782
  9. Thérèse of France1736 - 1744
  10. Louise Marie of France1737 - 1787
  1. Philippe de Narbonne-Lara1750 - 1834
  2. Louis de Narbonne-Lara1755 - 1813
  1. Charles de Vintimille1741 - 1814
  1. Adélaïde de Saint-Germain1769 - 1850
  1. Adélaïde de Saint-André1754 - 1774
  1. Charles Louis Cadet de Gassicourt1769 - 1821
  1. Louis-Aimé de Bourbon1762 - 1787
Facts and Events
Name Louis XV _____, de France
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 15 Feb 1710 Versailles, Yvelines, France
Marriage 5 Sep 1725 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Franceto Maria Leszczyńska
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Marie Anne de Mailly
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Françoise de Châlus
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Marie Anne de Coislin
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Pauline Félicité de Mailly
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Catherine Éléonore Bénard
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Marie-Louise O'Murphy
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Marie Thérèse Françoise Boisselet
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Anne Couppier de Romans
Death[1] 10 May 1774
Reference Number? Q7738?

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Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774), known as Louis the Beloved, was King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Until he reached maturity (then defined as his 13th birthday) on 15 February 1723, the kingdom was ruled by his great-uncle Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, as Regent of France. Cardinal Fleury was chief minister from 1726 until his death in 1743, at which time the king took sole control of the kingdom.

His reign of almost 59 years (from 1715 to 1774) was the second longest in the history of France, exceeded only by his predecessor, Louis XIV, who had ruled for 72 years (from 1643 to 1715). In 1748, Louis returned the Austrian Netherlands, won at the Battle of Fontenoy of 1745. He ceded New France in North America to Great Britain and Spain at the conclusion of the disastrous Seven Years' War in 1763. He incorporated the territories of the Duchy of Lorraine and the Corsican Republic into the Kingdom of France. Historians generally criticize his reign, citing how reports of his corruption embarrassed the monarchy, while his wars drained the treasury and produced little gain. A minority of scholars dispute this view, arguing that it is the result of revolutionary propaganda. His grandson and successor Louis XVI would inherit a kingdom in need of financial and political reform which would ultimately lead to the French Revolution of 1789.

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  3.   Louis XV, in Find A Grave.
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