Louis XV

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Birthday
15, 1710
Birthplace
Versailles, France
Death Date
May 10, 1774 (64)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1710
Birthplace
Versailles, France
Death Date
May 10, 1774 (64)

About

Eighteenth-century French royal. A member of the House of Bourbon, he began his reign as King of France and Navarre in 1715. 

Before Fame

He succeeded his great grandfather, Louis XIV, as King of France, taking the throne at the age of five.

Trivia

During his reign, he conceded land to Austria and Great Britain, weakening the position of the French monarchy and laying the groundwork for the French Revolution.

Family Life

He was born at Versailles to the Duke of Burgundy and Marie Adelaide of Savoy. He married Marie Leszczynska in 1725; the marriage produced several children.

Associated With

After his death from smallpox, his grandson Louis XVI became King of France.