{Sold} 1820  France Louis XIII, aka The Desired - Birth of Henry, Duke of Bordeaux "Gift of God" "God Given", Official Rare Old re-Struck Piece - earlier Edition. Large Bronze Medal, 50 mm 67.3 Grs.
{Sold} 1820  France Louis XIII, aka The Desired - Birth of Henry, Duke of Bordeaux "Gift of God" "God Given", Official Rare Old re-Struck Piece - earlier Edition. Large Bronze Medal, 50 mm 67.3 Grs.

{Sold} 1820 France Louis XIII, aka The Desired - Birth of Henry, Duke of Bordeaux "Gift of God" "God Given", Official Rare Old re-Struck Piece - earlier Edition. Large Bronze Medal, 50 mm 67.3 Grs.

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1820 France Louis XIII, aka The Desired - Birth of Henry, Duke of Bordeaux "Gift of God" "God Given", Official Rare Old re-Struck Piece - earlier Edition. Large Bronze Medal, 50 mm 67.3 Grs. Beautiful Design.

Country.      France.
Ruler.           Louis XIII, 6 April 1814 – 20 March 1815.
Diameter:    50.0 mm.
Weight:       67.3 Grs
Thickness:  4.0 m

Subject: The Birth of Son belonging's to Louis XVIII's nephew, the Duke of Berry, Henry of Bordeaux. The Duke of Berry was the son of Charles X.

Obv. Design: -
Marianne Goddess of France, celebration of the birth of Louis XVIII's Nephew's son, Henry of Bordeaux, raising up to the heavens in thanks, stylised rays rained down.

Inscriptions in Latin - "The Gift of God" / "God Given."

Rev. Design: -
King Louis XVIII, King of France.

- King Louis XVIII: -
Louis XVIII (Louis Stanislas Xavier; 17 November 1755 – 16 September 1824), known as "the Desired" (le Désiré), was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the Hundred Days in 1815. He spent twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire (1791–1814); and during the Hundred Days.

Until his accession to the throne of France, he held the title of Count of Provence as brother of King Louis XVI. On 21 September 1792, the National Convention abolished the monarchy and deposed Louis XVI, who was later executed by guillotine. When his young nephew Louis XVII died in prison in June 1795, the Count of Provence proclaimed himself (titular) king under the name Louis XVIII.

Following the French Revolution and during the Napoleonic era, Louis XVIII lived in exile in Prussia, England, and Russia. When the Sixth Coalition finally defeated Napoleon in 1814, Louis XVIII was placed in what he, and the French royalists, considered his rightful position. However, Napoleon escaped from his exile in Elba and restored his French Empire. Louis XVIII fled, and a Seventh Coalition declared war on the French Empire, defeated Napoleon again, and again restored Louis XVIII to the French throne.

Louis XVIII ruled as king for slightly less than a decade. The government of the Bourbon Restoration was a constitutional monarchy, unlike the Ancien Régime, which was absolutist. As a constitutional monarch, Louis XVIII's royal prerogative was reduced substantially by the Charter of 1814, France's new constitution. Louis had no children, so upon his death the crown passed to his brother, Charles X. Louis XVIII was the last French monarch to die while still reigning, as Charles X (1824–1830) abdicated and both Louis Philippe I (1830–1848) and Napoleon III (1852–1870) were deposed.

- Charles, Duke of Berry: -
Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, Duke of Berry (24 January 1778 – 14 February 1820) was the third child and younger son of the future King of France, Charles X, and his wife, Maria Theresa of Savoy. He was assassinated at the Paris Opera in 1820 by Louis Pierre Louvel, an anti-royal Bonapartist. In June 1832, two years after the overthrow of his father, Charles X, his widow, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, led a royalist insurrection in the Vendée in a failed attempt to restore their son, the Comte de Chambord, to the French throne.

Prince Henri, Count of Chambord (French: Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné d'Artois, duc de Bordeaux, comte de Chambord; 29 September 1820 – 24 August 1883)[1] was disputedly King of France from 2 to 9 August 1830 as Henry V, although he was never officially proclaimed as such. Afterwards, he was the Legitimist pretender to the throne of France from 1844 until his death in 1883.

- Henry, Duke of Bordeaux: -
Henri was the only son of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, born after his father's death. The Duke was the younger son of Charles X of France, by his wife, Princess Carolina of Naples and Sicily, daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies. As the grandson of Charles X, Henri was a Petit-Fils de France. He was the last legitimate descendant in the senior male line of Louis XV of France.

Henri d'Artois was born on 29 September 1820, in the Pavillon de Marsan, a portion of the Tuileries Palace that still survives in the compound of the Louvre Palace in Paris. His father, the duc de Berry, had been assassinated seven months before his birth.

At birth, Henri was given the title of duc de Bordeaux. Because of his birth after his father's death, when the senior male line of the House of Bourbon was on the verge of extinction, Henri was named Dieudonné ("God-given"). Royalists called him "the miracle child". Louis XVIII was overjoyed, bestowing 35 royal orders to mark the occasion.

Henri was never able to take the throne of France, who then has established as a Republic, and the monarchy was abolished.

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