The Execution of Louis XVI
By: Trey Jacobson
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
King Louis XVI of France and the people of France
King Louis was put on trial for treason and was sent to death row.
January 21st, 1793
Place de la Revolution in France
King Louis XVI was a very poor leader who came into very poor circumstances in the country of France. The crops of France failed which made food prices sky rocket. The people of France were just sick of having a monarchy so they put Louis XIV on trial.
King Louis XIV's execution was performed by a guillotine.
What does this mean?
He says he did not commit the crimes he is accused of. He forgives the people who are killing him and he prays that he wishes nothing but the best for the country of France.