It was on this day in 1725 that the wedding of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska took place at the Château de Fontainebleau.
It was a union that no one would ever have predicted. Louis was the 15-year-old king of the largest and richest kingdom in Europe, while Marie was the 22-year-old daughter of a deposed and exiled King of Poland. An old maid by the standards of the day, she was also not considered a beauty.
How did this penniless princess land the most eligible crowned head in Europe (never mind that he was a teenager)?