The Last Days Of Louis XIV – August 11, 1715

Louis XIV in the gardens, seated on a wheelchair.
Louis XIV in the gardens, seated on a wheelchair.

August 11, 1715

On the morning of the 11th, after a Council of State, Louis XIV was wheeled in his wheel-chair around the gardens of the Trianon, now known as the Grand Trianon. It was the last time he left the palace alive.

For the next few days, although he felt a pain in his left leg often, the King went through his usual routine without any alteration, except that he retired to bed already at ten o’clock. He was taken daily to hear Mass in the chapel in his fauteuil a roues.

 

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