Count d' Artois

Birth: 1757

Death: 1836

The count d'Artois was the youngest brother of Louis XVI. A conservative figure, he emigrated three days after the fall of the Bastille. He became the figurehead of the émigré movement and was heavily involved in efforts to organise a Counter-Revolutionary military response from beyond France's borders. He went on to be crowned Charles X in 1824. He was forced to abdicate as a result of the July Revolution of 1830.

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1791

3 October: Life as an Émigré. Part 1

The duchess recounts her departure from France for Tournai in the Austrian Netherlands, which had become a rallying post for the expanding French...