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Author:  Arietta [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Madame Clothilde

EM Vidal has a post about Madame Clothilde, Louis XVI's other sister: http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2009/11/venerable-clothilde-de-france.html
I had heard about her mentioned in biographies about La Reine and she doesn't receive as much attention.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Poor Clothide, she was even then mocked because of her weight… Louis XVI, Comte de Provence and her, all had a weight problem.

Author:  Lilly [ Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

I have seen her referred to as Madame Gros.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Apparently her future husband defended her saying that she wasnt that fat.
Here she is -
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Author:  Lilly [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Thanks for the picture, I don't think that I've seen her before. She looks like her brother the King!

Author:  baron de batz [ Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Actually it was Gros madame. :wink:

Author:  Anouk [ Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Oh yes, truly! She was a bit piggy, I presume :D Her brother loved to eat, too.
In turn she looks very benevolent, don't you think?
Did Marie Antoinette like her? How was their relation?

Author:  Lilly [ Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

baron de batz wrote:
Actually it was Gros madame. :wink:


Baron, as I roll on the floor laughing, mine was the English translation!

Author:  Lilly [ Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

But, seriously - What a dear husband she must have had to defend her weight. She was the Queen of Sardinia. According to Cronin, she left home in 1775 to marry - "she was to lead a life of such exceptional unselfishness in adverse circumstances that after her death her cause of beatification was introduced, though never carried through...." (Cronin)

(1759-1802) Madame Clothilde - She was only 4 years younger than Marie Antoinette

Author:  Monsieur Jacques [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Madame Clothilde

Madame Clothilde was the sister of Louis XVI, but she married with the prince of Piamonte, Charles Manuel IV and after they became kings of Sardinia. One year after Marie Antoinette and Louis became kings of France, she left for Sardinia.

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