Louis the XIV of France

The Sun King

Born: September 16, 1638

Died: September 1, 1715

Nationality: French


Louis, (1638-1715) was the king of France by the age of four years old due to his fathers death. He was a selfish ruler who wanted to glorify his image. many of his nobles competed against each other to do favors for him, such as getting the king dressed. He could speak Latin, Spanish, and Italian, and write French. Louis replaced many of his nobles with men he could trust, like friends and family. he was also known to force people into becoming catholic, which weakened his nobility.

King Louis was most known to be referred as "The Sun King"