Louis XVII (born Louis Charles, Duke of Normandy; 27 March 1785 – 8 June 1795) was the younger son of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette. His older brother, Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France , died in June 1789, a little over a month before the start of the French Revolution .
Louis XVI reluctantly declared war on Austria on 20 April 1792 bowing to the assembly's wishes. Prussia allied with Austria and therefore France was at war with Prussia as well.  The Brunswick Manifesto of August 1792 issued by the Duke of Brunswick, Commander of the Austrian and Prussian military brought about the Storming of the Tuileries on 10 August 1792.
Cette page donne la liste des anciens ministres français chargés de la Défense.Le nom exact de la fonction peut varier à chaque nomination. Les dates indiquées sont les dates de prise ou de cessation des fonctions, qui sont en général la veille de la date de publication du décret de nomination au Journal officiel.