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October 20, 2011

He just said what? Louis XV

Hyacinthe Rigaud, Portrait de Louis XV. Oil on canvas, 1715. Palace of Versailles.

"Oh my god! How ugly he is!"

Young King Louis XV exclaimed this upon seeing the unfortunate Bishop of Metz.  Although Louis was just a child at the time, he already had the habit of shouting out is opinions (whether good or bad).  The Bishop was not too pleased with the blunt outburst.  He curtly noted "That little boy has been very badly brought up."


  1. Well, Louis XV was handsome, charming and melancholic, he shall be forgiven for not knowing better ^^