Definitions for "Louis XVI"
(1754-93) King of France (1774-93). Married in 1770 to Marie Antoinette, daughter of the Habsburg Empress Marie Theresa. In October 1789, he was brought from Versailles to Paris, from which he attempted to flee in June 1791. The monarchy was abolished in September 1792, and Louis was executed on 21 January 1793.
king of France from 1774 to 1792; his failure to grant reforms led to the French Revolution; he and his queen (Marie Antoinette) were guillotined (1754-1793)
Reigned in France between 1774 and 1791. Characteristics of this style were rectangular lines, architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, marquetry and the predominant use of mahogany.