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Despite his reputation as the king who drove France to revolution, King Louis XVI was successful in instituting equal rights for non-Catholics, supporting American revolutionary efforts and refusing to raise taxes. Many of the fiscal problems that King Louis XVI faced w...


According to The History Learning Site, Louis XVI famously said, "I have no intention of sharing my authority." This comment regarded France's political system of absolutism. Louis XVI was the king of France from 1774 until 1792.


Louis XVI was the last king of France and was removed from power and then had his head chopped off during the French Revolution in 1793. One reason the French public hated Louis XVI was that for marrying a foreigner, Marie Antoinette, the daughter of the Austrian empero...


Louis XVI called the estates-general in 1789 to enlist their support in raising taxes to help deal with France's dangerous financial problems. Money spent on wars in the prior years, including the American Revolution, had depleted the budget.


Louis the XVI called the Estates General meeting in 1789 to address issues of taxation. The meeting brought together representatives from France's three Estates, which were comprised of Catholic clergy, nobility and the general population. The Third Estate, the general ...


King Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, established a more centralized government, refined the absolute monarchy that defined the French method of governance, created a court at Versailles and led France through four long wars. King Louis XIV assumed the throne as K...


The Roman numeral XVI is equal to 16. The X is ten, the V is five and the I is one. When these three numerals appear in this order, they are added together. Additional Roman numerals include L for 50, C for 100, D for 500 and M for 1000.