Four centuries of French history, 1494-1873.

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Four centuries of French history, 1494-1873.

Collection of letters of French rulers from the 15th to the 19th century, including kings, queens, nobles, and ecclesiastics.

1 v. ; 38 cm.

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Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

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Napoleon III (born Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, 20 April 1808, Paris, France – died 9 January 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, England), the nephew of Napoleon I and cousin of Napoleon II, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the last French monarch, from 1852 to 1870. First elected president of the French Second Republic in 1848, he seized power in 1851, when he could not constitutionally be re-elected, and became the emperor of the French. He founded the Second French Empire ...

Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a general of the French Revolution (1789-1799); the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic from November 11, 1799, to May 18, 1804; Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I from May 18,1804, to April 6,1814; and briefly restored as Emperor from March 20 to June 22, 1815. He conquered much of Europe but lost two-thirds of his army in a disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812. After his final loss to Britain and Prussia at the Battle of...

Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1773-1850

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Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1830-1848. From the description of [Invitation] 1840 oct. 8 [to] comte Abrial / Louis Philippe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259486814 Louis-Philippe est le fils aîné de Louis Philippe Joseph, duc de Bourgogne (dit Philippe Egalité) et d’Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, elle-même descendante du comte de Toulouse (fils légitimé de Louis XIV et de la marquise de Montespan). Ainsi, il est également le cousin des rois Lo...

Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715

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Louis, king of France, 1643-1715. From the description of [Documents and letters] 1665-1705 / Louis. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259485448 Louis XIV was king of France between 1643 and 1715. From the description of Louis XIV decree, 1665. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 190570499 A lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward Alexander Parsons (1878-1962) married and had at least one daughter. A bibliophile, he briefly...

Henry II, King of France, 1519-1559

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King of France, 1547-1559. From the description of Autograph signature to document : Villers Cotterets, 1551 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270477377 Henry II, king of France, 1547-1559. From the description of [Letter] 1550 mars 8 / Henry. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 234301559 ...

Charles X, King of France, 1757-1836

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Count of Artois; King of France 1824-1830. From the description of Santerre collection of Charles X, 1535-1855 (bulk 1773-1830). (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936494 From the guide to the Santerre collection of Charles X, 1535-1855, (bulk 1773-1830), (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) ...

Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589

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Catherine de Medicis was born in Florence, Italy, as Caterina Maria Romola di Lorenzo de' Medici, the daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne, countess of Boulogne. She was queen consort of France from 1547 to 1559 as the wife of King Henry II of France. After her husbands death in 1559 she was appointed regent for her underage sons. She ruled in that capacity from 1560 to 1574. She is well known for her role in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of...

Francis I, King of France, 1494-1547

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Louis XII, King of France, 1462-1515

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King of France. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : to Cardinal Alexandrino. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270592164 From the description of Autograph signature to letter : Blois, to the councillors and senate of Milan, Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270592179 From the description of Autograph signature to letter : Milan, to the administrators of Berne, May 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270592168 From the description of Au...

Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610

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King of France, 1589-1610. From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Jean, to Marshal Turenne, [no year] Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472682 Henry IV, king of France, 1589-1610. From the description of [Documents] / Henry. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 232639365 ...

Mazarin, Jules, 1602-1661

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Italian by birth, Cardinal Mazarin became a French citizen in Apr. 1636, served under Cardinal Richelieu and became First Minister of France upon Richelieu's death in Dec. 1642. He remained in this position until his death, serving as co-regent with Anne of Austria for Louis XIV until his majority. From the description of [Letter] 1646 oct. 21, Paris [to] Monsieur / Je. Card. Mazarini. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 287166417 French cardinal and statesman. ...

Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589

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Henry III, king of France, 1574-1589. From the description of [Document and letter] / Henry. [1587] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 232638029 King of France, 1574-1589. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the secretary of state, Villeroy, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270473283 ...

Du Barry, Jeanne Bécu, comtesse, 1743-1793

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Mistress of Louis XV. From the description of Manuscript translation into English of list of jewels stolen from Mme. du Barry at Luciennes, with reward offered, 1791 Jan. 10-11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742436 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris], to Voltaire, [1773?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863900 ...

Colbert, Jean-Baptiste, 1619-1683

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Colbert was the controller general of finance under King Louis XIV of France from 1665-1668. From the description of Memoires sur les ordonnances en général, [166-]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 71062398 Jean Baptiste Colbert served as the French minister of finance under King Louis XIV and achieved a reputation for his work of improving French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from bankruptcy. He created a favorable balance of trade and incr...

Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793

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Phelypeaux, Count de Maurepas, was a French statesman and administrator, born in 1701 to Louis XIV's Secretary of State. Phelypeaux served under both Louis XV and Louis XVI, during which time he reformed the French navy and aided in the aristocracy's obstruction of political reform. From the description of 18th century French royal commission, 1759 May 24. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646282 ...

Charles IX, King of France, 1550-1574

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Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793

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Marie Antoinette (b. Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, Nov. 2 1755, Vienna, Austria–d. Oct. 16, 1793, Paris, France) was the last queen of France. The daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, her parents and King Louis XV of France arranged a marrage between her and his grandson, Louis-Auguste, later Louis XVI. They were married May 16, 1770 at Versailles; Marie Antoinette became queen in 1774. Known for her oppulance and lavish spending, she was convicted of high treason during French Revo...

Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824

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Written when Comte de Provence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Warsaw, to a cardinal, 1801 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591606 From the description of Autograph reply signed, at foot of a memorandum from the Cardinal de Montmorency : Paderborn, 1797 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591970 From the description of Autograph signature to list of military promotions : Coblenz, 1792 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2705927...

Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774

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A lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward Alexander Parsons (1878-1962) married and had at least one daughter. A bibliophile, he briefly worked for the New Orleans Public Library in the 1930s and over a period of sixty years built a private collection, known as the Bibliotheca Parsoniana, with over 8,000 manuscripts and 40,000 publications on the American South, which was acquired by the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. An avid researcher and amateur historian, Parsons publis...

Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de, 1585-1642

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French bishop and cardinal, he served as the French Secretary of State, 1616-1618 and as the chief minister of France under Louis XIII, King of France, 1624-1642. From the description of [Note] 1627 may 14 / Armand Card de Richelieu. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 320955000 ...

Diane, de France, 1538-1619

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Daughter of Henry II. From the description of Autograph signature to document : Paris, 1613 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535270 Legitimized daughter of Henry II. From the description of Autograph signature to certificate : Vincennes, 1581 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535229 ...

Anne, Queen, consort of Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1666

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