Another great child king is Louis XVII. His father was Louis XVI and his mother Marie-Antoinette, both of whom died at the guillotine in 1793. The boy-king lived, but the revolutionaries said he died in prison in 1795. When the revolution itself was exterminated and its own greatest child, Napoleon, was exiled, 1815 say dozens of pretenders saying they had escaped and survived. DNA work done only recently shows that this heart in a bottle really is that of the boy who died in 1795 -- the son of Marie-Antoinette.
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