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-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour (or perhaps her to him. Or perhaps[[BeamMeUpScotty neither]], but whatever, it fits.)

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-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour (or perhaps her to him. Or perhaps[[BeamMeUpScotty perhaps [[BeamMeUpScotty neither]], but whatever, it fits.)


-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour (or perhaps her to him. Or [[BeamMeUpScotty neither]], but whatever, it fits.)

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-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour (or perhaps her to him. Or [[BeamMeUpScotty perhaps[[BeamMeUpScotty neither]], but whatever, it fits.)


-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour ([[BeamMeUpScotty possibly, anyway]])

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-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour ([[BeamMeUpScotty possibly, anyway]])
(or perhaps her to him. Or [[BeamMeUpScotty neither]], but whatever, it fits.)

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-->''Après moi, le déluge''.[[note]]"After me, the Flood."[[/note]]
-->--'''Louis XV''' to the Madame de Pompadour ([[BeamMeUpScotty possibly, anyway]])


* ''Anime/RoseOfVersailles''

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* ''Anime/RoseOfVersailles''''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles''


Great-grandson of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and King of France for 58 years (1715-1774). He ascended to the throne after the deaths of his father, grandfather (Le Grand Dauphin) and of Louis XIV himself.

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Great-grandson of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and King of France for 58 years (1715-1774). He ascended to the throne after the deaths of his older brother, father, grandfather (Le Grand Dauphin) and of Louis XIV himself.



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* Since the attacks from the Beast of Gévaudan occurred under his reign, he usually gets at least mentioned, or briefly seen, in the works related to these attacks.
** For example, he's only briefly [[TheFaceless shown from behind]] in ''Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf''.


Great-grandson of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and King of France for 50 years (1715-1774). He ascended to the throne after the deaths of his father, grandfather (Le Grand Dauphin) and of Louis XIV himself.

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Great-grandson of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV and King of France for 50 58 years (1715-1774). He ascended to the throne after the deaths of his father, grandfather (Le Grand Dauphin) and of Louis XIV himself.


If Louis XIV was "Le Grand", Louis XV was "Le Bien-Aimé" (the Well-Beloved), at least at first. He started well enough after a war with England and Austria but it all went wrong when he ceded hard won territory back to the latter. He even went so far as to seek with an alliance with Austria. This would have [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution dire consequences for his successors]].

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If Louis XIV was "Le Grand", Louis XV (15 February 1710 10 May 1774) was "Le Bien-Aimé" (the Well-Beloved), at least at first. He started well enough after a war with England and Austria but it all went wrong when he ceded hard won territory back to the latter. He even went so far as to seek with an alliance with Austria. This would have [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution dire consequences for his successors]].

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* ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon''


* Creator/SofiaCoppola's ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' - Played by Rip Torn.

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* Creator/SofiaCoppola's ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' (2006) - Played by Rip Torn.
* ''Louis XV, le Soleil noir'' (''Louis XV - The Black Sun) - Played by Stanley Weber.


His popularity with the common man waned as well because of his promiscuity which led to all sorts of wild rumors. Things got worse later in his reign when France lost North America and India to the British in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. This made him a morose and bitter man. In his old age, he abolished [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Parlements]] which his successor Louis XVI [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime re-established]].

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His popularity with the common man waned as well because of his promiscuity which led to all sorts of wild rumors. Things got worse later in his reign when France lost North America and India to the British in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. This made him a morose and bitter man. In his old age, he abolished [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Parlements]] which his grandson and successor Louis XVI [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime re-established]].



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* ''Anime/RoseOfVersailles''
* Creator/SofiaCoppola's ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' - Played by Rip Torn.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: Became king at 5, just like his great-grand-father UsefulNotes/LouisXIV.
* DoubleStandard: His sexual apetite wasn't so much greater than those of Henri IV or Louis XIV. But these latters mistresses were all noblewomen, while Mme de Pompadour and Mme du Barry were commoners. Courtiers never forgave Louis XV for this and issued countless libels to sully his reputation.
* TheEeyore
* HeelFaithTurn: Happened to him 3 times when he had a NearDeathExperience. When he tried this in his deathbed, no one was buying it.
* TheMistress: Three main ones: the Duchess of Châteauroux (1742-1744), Madame de Pompadour (1745-1764), and Madame du Barry (1769-1774). Plus countless one-night-stands.
* MonumentalDamage: A commemorative Equestrian Statue of Louis XV was destroyed during the French Revolution. The Statue adorned the Place Louis XV. It was renamed as Place de la Revolution and became the execution spot for all guillotine executions, including that of his successor Louis XVI. Since been renamed Place de la Concorde with an Egyptian Obleisk from Luxor standing in the area.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Parlements. The French Parlements were nothing like the English one. They were appellate courts coupled with administrative jurisdictions registering royal acts; there was one for each province, the most important being the Paris one. Louis XV got so fed up with their opposition to reforms that he abolished them in 1771 through a large reorganization of the justice. Historians assert that the recall of the Parlement by Louis XVI doomed the monarchy by making fiscal reforms impossible.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With his HypercompetentSidekick Madame Pompadour after 1750. The Pompadour had genital problems which made lovemaking painful to her, but she was undoubtedly Louis XV one true beloved one. She had to work hard to keep that position, though.
* ReallyGetsAround: Had many mistresses and fathered countless bastards.
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: The deal with Austria mentioned above. People even started to use it as an insult ("You're as stupid as the peace!").
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* AChildShallLeadThem: Became king at 5, just like his great-grand-father UsefulNotes/LouisXIV.
* DoubleStandard: His sexual apetite wasn't so much greater than those of Henri IV or Louis XIV. But these latters mistresses were all noblewomen, while Mme de Pompadour and Mme du Barry were commoners. Courtiers never forgave Louis XV for this and issued countless libels to sully his reputation.
* TheEeyore
* HeelFaithTurn: Happened to him 3 times when he had a NearDeathExperience. When he tried this

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in his deathbed, no one was buying it.
* TheMistress: Three main ones: the Duchess of Châteauroux (1742-1744), Madame de Pompadour (1745-1764), and Madame du Barry (1769-1774). Plus countless one-night-stands.
* MonumentalDamage: A commemorative Equestrian Statue of Louis XV was destroyed during the French Revolution. The Statue adorned the Place Louis XV. It was renamed as Place de la Revolution and became the execution spot for all guillotine executions, including that of his successor Louis XVI. Since been renamed Place de la Concorde with an Egyptian Obleisk from Luxor standing
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Parlements. The French Parlements were nothing like the English one. They were appellate courts coupled with administrative jurisdictions registering royal acts; there was one for each province, the most important being the Paris one. Louis XV got so fed up with their opposition to reforms that he abolished them in 1771 through a large reorganization of the justice. Historians assert that the recall of the Parlement by Louis XVI doomed the monarchy by making fiscal reforms impossible.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With his HypercompetentSidekick Madame Pompadour after 1750. The Pompadour had genital problems which made lovemaking painful to her, but she was undoubtedly Louis XV one true beloved one. She had to work hard to keep that position, though.
* ReallyGetsAround: Had many mistresses and fathered countless bastards.
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: The deal with Austria mentioned above. People even started to use it as an insult ("You're as stupid as the peace!").
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* MonumentalDamage: A commemorative Equestrian Statue of Louis XV was destroyed during the French Revolution. The Statue adorned the Place Louis XV. It was renamed as Place de la Revolution and became the execution spot for all guillotine executions, including that of his successor Louis XVI. Since been renamed Place de la Concorde with an Egyptian Obleisk from Luxor standing in the area.


His popularity with the common man waned as well because of his promiscuity which led to all sorts of wild rumors. Things got worse later in his reign when France lost North America and India to the British in the SevenYearsWar. This made him a morose and bitter man. In his old age, he abolished [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Parlements]] which his successor Louis XVI [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime re-established]].

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His popularity with the common man waned as well because of his promiscuity which led to all sorts of wild rumors. Things got worse later in his reign when France lost North America and India to the British in the SevenYearsWar.UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. This made him a morose and bitter man. In his old age, he abolished [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Parlements]] which his successor Louis XVI [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime re-established]].

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