King Levon V in Paris

King Levon V of Armenia lived a luxurious life in Paris following his loss of the throne in Sis. His will listed 12 churches and hospitals in Paris, and a number of illegitimate children. King Levon died on Nov. 29, 1393, in the Palace of Turnelle. According to his will, 12 beggars dressed in white carried his coffin. He was also dressed in white. During the French Revolution (1789) a mob ravaged his grave, along with those of others, in the Celestine Church. The government restored the burial grounds and today the white marble tombstone of the Armenian king is at the abbey of Saint-Dennis, in the burial vault of the French monarchs

King Levon V of Armenia lived a luxurious life in Paris following his loss of the throne in Sis. His will listed 12 churches and hospitals in Paris, and a number of illegitimate children. King Levon died on Nov. 29, 1393, in the Palace of Turnelle. According to his will, 12 beggars dressed in white carried his coffin. He was also dressed in white. During the French Revolution (1789) a mob ravaged his grave, along with those of others, in the Celestine Church. The government restored the burial grounds and today the white marble tombstone of the Armenian king is at the abbey of Saint-Dennis, in the burial vault of the French monarchs

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