Allegory of the Meeting of the Estates General; Louis XVI, accompanied by Justice and Economy, consults the state of the kingdom on the means of achving his generous intentions. 1789.[credit: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie]
Louis, Dauphin of France by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, 1745. (4 September 1729 – 20 December 1765) was the only surviving son of King Louis XV of France and his wife, Queen Marie Leszczyńska. Son of the king, Louis was styled Fils de France. As heir apparent, he became Dauphin of France. However, he died before ascending to the throne. Three of his sons became kings of France: Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X.