Gallery of Historical Figures – Gallery Guide


Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Louis XVIII aka.
Text: Signature image of Louis XVIII aka.

Weighed down by ill health, any chance of vigorous reform or progress was impossible.

Louis XVIII (1755-1824; reigned 1814-1824) was brother to Louis XVI, who had fallen victim to the Revolution in 1792. He spent most of the Revolution and the Napoleonic years in exile in Germany and England. The monarchy was restored following the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1814.

His reactionary convictions were part of what destroyed the effectiveness of his brother Louis XVI in dealing with the revolution. Once restored as King of France, his reign was one of contradiction and compromise.

Full length color image of Louis XVIII aka.

Left close up color image of Louis XVIII aka.

Right closup color image of Louis XVIII aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

More about Louis XVIII...


Historical Figures of France



Images © copyright by Peter d'Aprix