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1757: Charles X: French King who was Buried in Slovenia

1757: Charles X: French King who was Buried in Slovenia
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  • Historical event:
  • 9 October 1757
  • The coffin bearing his remains today lies in the crypt of the Franciscan monastery of Kostanjevica near Nova Gorica in Slovenia. The same crypt also holds the remains of the other members of his family (his son, daughter-in-law, grandson, and grandson's wife).

French king Charles X from the Bourbon dynasty was born on this day in 1757.

Surprisingly, he was buried in Slovenia. Indeed, the coffin bearing his remains today lies in the crypt of the Franciscan monastery of Kostanjevica near Nova Gorica in Slovenia.

This monastery is situated only a few hundred meters from the Slovenian-Italian border, between the Slovenian city of Nova Gorica and the Italian Gorizia (the two cities have actually grown together, and the state boundary runs right through them).

King Charles X was the younger brother of the famed Louis XVI – executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Charles survived the revolution and became King of France in 1824. However, the French deposed him in 1830, during the so-called July Revolution.

Charles X fled to England, then to Bohemia, and finally to the aforementioned city of Gorica, where he died at the palace of Count Coronini. He was buried at the nearby monastery.

The monastery’s crypt also holds the remains of the other members of his family (his son, daughter-in-law, grandson, and grandson’s wife).

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