Unformatted text preview: 1643-1715. During his rule as absolute monarch, a series of costly European wars damaged France's economic prospects even as he lived in lavish court style in the newly erected palace at Versailles. King Louis XVI - King Louis XVI reigned over France from 1774-1792. He was the last in a long line of consecutive Bourbon monarchs, and was famously married to Marie- Antoinette. His rule was disrupted amidst the French Revolution which saw him deposed, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded, stripped of his title as Citizen Capet. Dolly Madison - Dolly Madison was born of Quaker parents, and left her religion after being widowed to marry James Madison. She played hostess at the President's House during the administrations of both Jefferson and Madison....
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- Abraham Lincoln, King Louis XVI