Louis XIV

Key Monarch

Louis XIV ruled France for 72 years. He adopted the sun as his person symbol.

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Other Monarchs

Other monarchs include, Henry IV and Henry XIII.


He was apart of the Bourbon family.


France was a Catholic religion.


Louis XIV built the palace of Versailles. During Louis' term he help France become the most powerful country in Europe.


France participated in the Spanish Succession.

Other Events

Louis helped improve the government.

Other charaters

Richelieu Colbert was Louis XIII's chief minister. Richelieu took steps to increase the power of the Bourbon monarchy. First, he moved against the Huguenots and second, he sought to weaken the nobles' power.


"I am the state."