Last of the French dynasties, succeeding the Valois after the death of Henry III.
- Henry IV, r. 1589-1610 (aka Henry of Navarre)
- Louis XIII, r. 1610-1643: reached majority in 1614 (regent Marie de' Medici). He did not actually rule until 1617.
- Louis XIV, r. 1643-1715: reached majority in 1651 (regent Anne of Austria). He did not really take control until Mazarin's death in 1661.
- Louis XV, r. 1715-1774: reached majority in 1723 (regent Philippe II, duc d'Orléans).
- Louis XVI, r. 1774-1792: the monarchy was abolished and the First Republic declared in 1792.
- Louis XVII, r. 1793-1795: the `lost dauphin'; the comte de Provence declared him King in 1793, but he remained imprisoned until his death in 1795. Rumours abound about his escape, but most serious historians disregard these claims.
- Louis XVIII, r. 1814-1824: restored to the throne by Charles de Tallyrand, after Napoleon's defeat.
- Charles X, r. 1824-1830: abdicated following the July Revolution.
- Louis Philippe, r. 1830-1848: abdicated following the February Revolution. The Second Republic, soon to be replaced by the Second Empire, was declared soon afterwards. The last King of France.