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Louis XVI

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  1. Louis XVI Kara Stezenko Julia Leonard

  2. Louis XVI Biography • Born August 23, 1754 • A serious student • Ruled France from 1774-1792 • Devoted Father and Husband • Good Locksmith • Had a strong passion for hunting • Very Catholic • Indecisive • Guillotined January 21, 1793

  3. Louis XVI and his Finance Ministers attempts of Reform • A.R.J. Turgot tried to reform Abolition of the monopoly of the guilds, The Royal Corvée and the Elimination of Internal Barriers to Circulation of grain • Jacques Necker was a financial genius who financed French aid to the American colonies without raising taxes • C.A. de Calonne claimed the only solution for the deficit was to tax the first and second estates. • Louis XVI would not support any of these men

  4. Historical view of Louis’ leadership • Many lower class people hated the high taxes and low social status • Many thought Louis XVI deteriorated France’s public image • He was widely seen as weak, wasteful, and corruptive