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Is this a correct quotation ??

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Is this a correct quotation ?? Reply with quote

I study history and loves most the French history about the revolution from 1789. What I has been told is that King Ludvig XIV said before execution this

l'etat c'est moi
= The state is me

Is the French correct or can anyone correct me if I have wrote it wrong since I can't much of French.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sentence is correct but the King was Louis XVI and I'd rather transtate this by "I am the State"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, great.

I was very unsure and that was so very helpful for me. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a quick Google search.

It appears that Louis XVI never said "L'Etat c'est moi". Louis XIV did. You were right on this point. The problem is Louis XIV has nothing to do with the revolution Laughing

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Auteur : Louis XIV (1638-1715)

Date : 13 avril 1655

Contexte historique :

Cette phrase aurait été prononcée par Louis XIV devant le Parlement de Paris, qui avait pour missions d'entériner les décisions royales.

En 1654, Louis XIV est sacré roi à Reims, mais c'est en réalité Mazarin qui exerce le pouvoir dans le royaume. Sur son conseil, et pour pouvoir continuer à faire la guerre à l'Espagne, Louis XIV signe différents édits destinés à faire rentrer de l'argent dans les caisses de l'Etat. Les magistrats du Parlement de Paris enregistrent ces édits le 20 mars 1655, mais certains d'entre eux vont rapidement contester leur légalité.

Pour éviter une nouvelle fronde, Louis XIV se rend le 13 avril 1655 devant le Parlement, en habit de chasse. Le président du Parlement lui parlant alors de l'intérêt de l'Etat dans cette affaire, le jeune Louis XIV se serait écrié : "l'Etat, c'est moi !".
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aoooch! that hurts, and he lived so long before the revolution.

Still, it's a wonderful quotation and thanks once again.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: revolution Reply with quote

salut!
i red a wonderful historical roman about revolution , about king Luis 16 and Marie Antoinete , i recomend it ,you will enjoy every second if you like historical books , there were also documentary citations , the name of the book is "Marie Antoinete " written by Stefan Cvige . Smile if you red some historical books and can recomend , french history i would love to heare about . Very Happy

a bientot!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: french language Reply with quote

Revolutions is a best way to kill many people and to improve government
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