Title: Marshal’s Certificate Awarded by Louis XV, to Sieur de Gramont. Manuscript on Parchment, with secretarial signature of Louis XV, countersigned by the Duc de Choiseul. February 28 1761
Condition: Very Good
A mid 18th century manuscript on parchment, being a marshal’s certificate awarded by Louis XV, to Sieur de Gramont. This manuscript bears the secretarial signature of King Louis XV, also known as the “Beloved”, and is countersigned by the Duc de Choiseul.
Also known as “the Beloved”, Louis XV was king of France and Navarre, and reigned over the kingdom from 1715 until his death in 1774, being the second longest in France’s history, only to be exceeded by his father Louis XIV. He was the only king of France to have been born and died within the Palace of Versailles. Although he was nicknamed “Beloved” early into his reign, the public opinion soured over the years of corruption reports, and ill-fated wars, all of which cumulated towards a weakened France and Louis XVI inheriting a kingdom that desperately needed reform, all of which ended with the French Revolution.
One manuscript on parchment, 25 x 33.5 cm
This manuscript is in very good shape, with old fold marks and minor staining.