Louis XIV

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Aout Louis XIV

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 Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death.

Believes In ....

Humanity : He saw all non-monarchs as immensely inferior to him, though he was by nature a kind man.

Government : Monarchy


-Louis XIV was born on 5th September 1638 and died on 1st September 1715, four days before his 77th birthday.

-Louis XIV holds the record of being the ruler for the longest period of time of any of the major European monarchies. He ruled France for 72 years, 3 months and 18 days.

-The American state of Louisiana is named after Louis XIV. It was under French control between 1682 to 1763 and again from 1800 to 1803 and was known as La Louisiane (Land of Louis).

-Louis XIV was often known as the Sun King. In the same way as the planets revolve around the Sun, he wanted his courtiers and the people of France to revolve around him. Louis XIV was a generous King but you had to earn favour by flattery and waiting on him