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Flashcards in Louis&MA Deck (11):
1

In which year did Louis XVI become King?

1774

2

When did Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette marry?

1770

3

Which Empress was Marie Antoinette the daughter of?

Austrian Empress Maria Theresa

4

What became Marie Antoinette's nickname as a result of her extravagant tastes?

'Madame Defecit'

5

What did Louis XVI call for the first time since 1626?

Estates-General

6

What was Louis' escape from Paris in June 1791 called?

The Flight to Varennes

7

When was Louis executed?

January 21 1793

8

When was the monarchy overthrown?

August 10 1792- during the Storming of the Tuileries Palace

9

What did Louis veto decrees against in November 1791?

Émigrés and non-juring priests

10

In which year did Louis appoint his first Controller General?

1774- Turgot had the first attempt at reforming France's finances

11

What did Louis enforce whilst he was King to do with the class system?

Ancien Régime- First, Second and Third Estates