Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (
Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of ...
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Louis XIV chose the sun for his emblem. The sun was Apollo, god of Peace and
the Arts; it was also the heavenly body giving life to all things, the embodiment of
The Duke of Saint-Simon, who kept the memorials of Versailles, wrote of Louis
XIV: "With an almanac and a watch, you could be three hundred leagues from ...
king of France, made France dominant on the continent.
Jun 2, 2016 ... Twenty-eight-year-old Louis, in a move to consolidate his crown, resolves to
establish his seat of power outside Paris by moving his court to his ...
Sep 1, 2015 ... September 1 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of King Louis XIV,
France's longest-reigning monarch. Logging 72 years on the throne, ...
Louis XIV, by Rüdiger Dorn, is about power and influence in the French court at
the end of the 17th Century. The players take on the roles of members of the ...
The seventy-two year reign of Louis XIV was marked by an opulent extravagance
best exemplified by the construction of his palace at Versailles in 1682. Here ...
King of France, b. at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 16 September, 1638; d. at
Versailles, 1 September, 1715; was the son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, and