Henri IV

King of France, 1553 - 1610

Portrait of Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France and Navarre

Henri IV: In the 18th century and during the French Revolution, Henri IV, known for having ended the Wars of Religion at the end of the 16th century, was presented as the model of a good king. In comparison, Louis XVI and his ministers embodied despotism and the decline of a monarchy removed from both the nobility and the people.

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