A Royal Marriage Contract.


The marriage contract of the French Dauphin Louis (Future King Louis XVI of France), the eldest son of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729-1765) and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony (1731-1767) and Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria one of sixteen children born to Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife Maria Theresa.

Dated 1770 the young pair were married on May 16th 1770 at the Palace of Verseilles but they had been married by proxy a month before on April 19th.


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