louis xvi-Louis XVI, also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French. He was executed during the French Revolution.
La prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1789 Why did the French people storm a prison? What caused the French Revolution? What celebrations take place on le 14 juillet? We answer these and other burning questions about Bastille Day.