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People/Characters: Louis XV, King of France

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Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich
Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Age of Absolutism, 1660-1815 by Max Beloff
The Age of Louis XV: Alvar Gonzalez Palacios
The Age of Louis XV: Alvar Gonzalez Palacios by Paul Hamlyn
The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne
The Age of Reason: (1700-1789) by Harold Nicolson
The Age of Voltaire by Will Durant
Bonnie Prince Charlie by Clennell Wilkinson
Bonnie Prince Charlie in Love by Hugh Douglas
Bonnie Prince Charlie: A biography of Charles Edward Stuart by Susan Maclean Kybett
La Bourbonnaise by Catherine Hermary-Vieille
A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins
By Honor Bound by Helen Rosburg
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
Competition for Empire, 1740–1763 by Walter L. Dorn
La Comtesse du Barry by Christiane Gil
Les demoiselles de Verrières by Gaston Maugras
Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely by Andrew S. Curran
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
La duchesse de Chateauroux et ses soeurs by Edmond de Goncourt
Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present by Brendan Simms
Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr
First Lady of Versailles: Marie Adelaide of Savoy, Dauphine of France by Lucy Norton
The French Monarchy (1483-1789), Volume II by Arthur James Grant
Les galanteries de la cour de Louis XV La Régence by Gabrielle Anne de Courtiras, vicomtesse de Saint-Mars
The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden by Alain Baraton
George Washington's World by Joanna Foster
Le goût du roi : Louis XV et Marie-Louise O'Murphy by Camille Pascal
Godfather of the Revolution: The Life of Philippe Egalite, Duc d'Orleans by Tom Ambrose
Histoire de France - tome 16 Louis XV by Jules Michelet
Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem by Richard Kurin
If the King Only Knew: Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV by Lisa Jane Graham
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas
The King's Favour: Three Eighteenth-Century Monarachs and the Favourites Who Ruled Them by J. J. Mangan
Lafayette! : a Revolutionary War tale by Nathan Hale
The Last Stuarts: British Royalty in Exile by James Lees-Milne
The Last Years of Louis XV by Imbert de Saint-Amand
The life of Madame Louise de France, daughter of Louis XV by H. L. Sidney Lear
A lily of old France, Marie Leckzinska, queen of France, and the court of Louis XV, by Eric Rede Buckely
Louis the Beloved: The Life of Louis XV by Olivier Bernier
Louis the Well-beloved by Jean Plaidy
Louis XV by François Bluche
Louis XV by Paul Del Perugia
Louis XV by Michel Antoine
Louis XV : les ombres et les lumières by Catherine Salles
Louis XV : the monarchy in decline by G. P. Gooch by George P. Gooch
Louis XV and Madame De Pompadour: A Love Affair With Style by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel
The Love-Affairs of the Condés (1530-1740) by Hugh Noel Williams
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford
Madame de Pompadour by Edmond de Goncourt
Madame de Pompadour: A Life by Evelyne Lever
Madame de Pompadour: Images of a Mistress by Colin Jones
Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France by Christine Pevitt Algrant
Madame de Pompadour: mistress of France by David Mynders Smythe
Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture, and Power by Margaret Crosland
Madame du Barry by Jean Plaidy
Madame du Barry: The Wages of Beauty by Joan Haslip
Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman by Stefan Zweig
Marie Lesczynska : Epouse de Louis XV by Anne Muratori-Philip
Marquise von Pompadour und die Frauen Ludwigs XV. Memoiren der Gräfin Olympia von Villebelle by Gabriela Anna von Cisternes-Courtiras
Les Maîtresses de Louis XV et Autres Portraits de femmes by Edmond de Goncourt
Memoirs of Madame Du Barry by H. Noel Williams
De militaire geschiedenis van Oudenaarde tot 1900 by Jean-Pierre Deweer
Millionaire : The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance by Janet Gleeson
Mémoires de la Duchesse de Brancas, suivi de la correspondance de Mme de Chateauroux et d'extraits des Mémoires pour s by Eugène Asse
Mémoires sur Louis XV et Madame de Pompadour by Mme. Du Hausset
Our Lady of the Potatoes by Duncan Sprott
Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi
The portraits of Madame de Pompadour : celebrating the femme savante by Elise Goodman
Princesse of Versailles: The Life of Marie Adelaide of Savoy by Charles W. Elliott
Princesses, Ladies & Salonnieres of the Reign of Louis XV by Therese Louis Latour
The Road to Compiègne by Jean Plaidy
Les Rois qui ont fait la France : Louis XV, le Bien-Aimé by Georges Bordonove
A rose of Savoy; Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, duchesse de Bourgogne, mother of Louis XV by H. Noel Williams
Royal Merry-Go-round the Story of Louis XV by F. W. Kenyon
The Secret Diary of a Princess by Melanie Clegg
Sex With Kings by Eleanor Herman
The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
Le Siècle de Louis XV by Pierre Gaxotte
Le siècle de Louis XV by Hubert Méthivier
The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine: France 1792-1794 by Graeme Fife
Versailles: A Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth
La vie quotidienne des français sous Louis XV by Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret
Vrijheid, gelijkheid en de broederschap van Kain en Abel: Getuigenissen en documenten over de Franse Revolutie by E.M. Janssen Perio
The War of the Austrian Succession by Reed S. Browning
Wolfe and Montcalm: Their Lives, Their Times, and the Fate of a Continent by Joy Carroll
Your Visit to Versailles by Simone Hoog

Character description

Louis XV (1710–1774) became King of France at age 5. His great-uncle Philippe II, duc d'Orléans, served as Regent during his minority. As a young ruler, Louis enjoyed a favorable public reputation and was known as "Louis le Bien-Aimé" ("Louis the Beloved"). In time, however, the debauchery of his court and his ill-advised policies made him very unpopular. Madame de Pompadour, the king's most important mistress, was also unpopular for her influence on foreign and domestic affairs, although she also patronized much of the fine interior design and decorative arts of the period.

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