The rule of King Louis XIX of France is considered extraordinary and unique in European royal history. Why is this?

Answer: As a result of its brevity. Amidst the upheaval of the 1830 July Revolution in France, Louis, remarkably, ruled for a miniscule 20 minutes. He then abdicated in favor of his nephew, the Duke of Bordeaux.

Source: Royalty Who Wait by Olga S. Opfel

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