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Louis XVII.

Louis XVII. Charles, second son of Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette, is sometimes so-called. He was born in 1785, and on the death of his elder brother in 1789 became Dauphin. Confined in the Temple Prison with Marie Antoinette in 1793, he was afterwards separated from her, and in all probability died on June 8th, 1795. As. however, it was known that attempts had been made.to effect his escape'from the Temple, a belief arose that the Dauphin was not really dead, and many pretenders to the title of Louis XVII. appeared, some of them gaining much credit among the Royalists. The most notorious nf these were Hervagault, Brumeau, Francois Hehert, and Karl Wilhelm Naundorf, whose descendant still keeps up his pretensions in Holland.