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Marie Thérèse of Austria.  Devoted wife to Louis XIV.  She died at Versailles at age 45, on July 30, 1683, just three months after the court was moved to Versailles.

1638 - Maria Teresa of Austria daughter of Felipe IV and Elisabeth of France.(Elizabeth was the daughter of Henri IV and Marie de Medicis). Unlike France, Spain did not have Salic Law. Theresa's brother Balthazar Charles died in

Le 1er septembre 2015 marque le 300e anniversaire de la mort du roi Louis XIV. Pour ce tricentenaire, le château de Versailles propose aux internautes, sur Twitter, de revivre la mort du Roi-Soleil en temps réel.

Le passionnant récit de la mort de Louis XIV sur Twitter

King Louis XIV of France (born Sept. Known as the Sun King, Louis XIV of France succeeded to the throne when he was 4 years, 8 months old. He built the palace at Versailles. He died in He died four days before his birthday after reigning 72 years

Just in time for Bastille Day, the storied French perfume house of Lubin is reviving the lush floral blend originally worn by Marie Antoinette.

Bastille Day Beauty:Marie Antoinette’s Lost Perfume

Just in time for Bastille Day, the storied French perfume house of Lubin is reviving the lush floral blend originally worn by Marie Antoinette.

Marie Lezcinska, wife of Louis XV, Queen of France by Jean Marc Nattier

I love this portrait. Marie Leczinska Queen of France, Jean-Marc Nattier (French, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh,

ca. 1690 Françoise Marie de Bourbon 1677-1749, the youngest legitimised daughter of Louis XIV of France and his maîtresse-en-titre, Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan = by Pierre Gobert

1690 Françoise Marie de Bourbon, wife of Philippe d'Orléans and daughter of Louis XIV of France by Pierre Gobert (auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries)

vivelareine: “ Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their first son, Louis Joseph. image: © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin ”

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their first son, Louis Joseph. image: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist.

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