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“Louis-Auguste, please understand one thing. I will never agree to leaving you. If I die, it will be at your feet, the children in my arms. My place is at your side; to escape without you would be cowardice and only playing into the hands of our enemies. Whatever storms assail us, we will face them together.”

Trianon - Elena Maria Vidal

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tiny-librarian:

Detail of a portrait of Louis, Duke of Brittany and later Dauphin of France, by Nicolas de Largillierre. 
He was the second of three sons born to his identically named father, who was the grandson of Louis XIV.
After his grandfather and father died (his elder brother died before his birth) he was heir to the throne of France for three weeks, before he died of measles like his father. His younger brother, the Duke of Anjou, then became Dauphin, and would eventually reign as Louis XV.

tiny-librarian:

Detail of a portrait of Louis, Duke of Brittany and later Dauphin of France, by Nicolas de Largillierre.

He was the second of three sons born to his identically named father, who was the grandson of Louis XIV.

After his grandfather and father died (his elder brother died before his birth) he was heir to the throne of France for three weeks, before he died of measles like his father. His younger brother, the Duke of Anjou, then became Dauphin, and would eventually reign as Louis XV.