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Louis XVIII (Louis Stanislas Xavier; 17 November 1755 – 16 September 1824), known as "the Desired" (le Desiré), was a Bourbon King of France and of Navarre from 1814 to 1824, omitting the Hundred Days in 1815. Louis XVIII spent twenty-three years in exile, from 1791 to 1814, during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and again in 1815, for 111 days, upon the return of ... more »

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  • ''A king should die on his feet.''
    Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French king. Alleged remark on his deathbed.
  • ''Punctuality is the politeness of kings.''
    Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French king. Remark c. 1814. attributed, in Souvenirs de Jean Lafitte, bk. 1, ch. 3 (1844).
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