Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette's husband, king of France. As the former King of France, Louis XVI was executed by guillotine on January 21, 1793. The National Convention had taken power a few months earlier.
Attributed to François Bunel (1552-c.1599) Portrait of King Henry lV of France (1553-1610) He was the King of Navarre and the King of France from 1589 until his death. The House of Bourbon is a branch originating from the ancient House of Capet that ruled France from the end of the 10th century until 1328. He was a direct descendant of Louis lX making him a prince du sang- prince of the (royal) blood-the highest rank at court. Henry was the first of the Bourbon monarchs to rule in France.