Crossword Puzzle

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1. Born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
3. "The Sun King" who transformed Versailles from a hunting lodge into a magnificent palace
4. French explorer who established settlements at Biloxi, Mississippi
5. French Protestants
7. A political system where all the power rests in the hands of one person who has unlimited authority
9. Secretly married Louis XVI in 1863
11. Louis XIII's Chief Minister responsible for increasing the power of the French Monarchy
14. Wife of Louis XV
15. Main architect of Versailles
16. Sculptor who created the equestrian statue of Louis XV
17. Leading French comic actor, stage director and dramatic philosopher of the 17th century
18. Site of French trading post and fort established in Mississippi

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2. Wife of Louis XVI
3. Originally built Versailles as a hunting lodge and a retreat from his wife
4. Son of Louis XV
6. French monarch overthrown and beheaded during the French Revolution
8. Great grandson of Louis XIV
10. Principle artist responsible for decoration of Versailles
12. Principle architect of Versailles
13. French Minister of Finance who raised money to build Versailles

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