It was his successor, louis xiv (1638-1715), the sun king, a ruler who chose the sun as his emblem and believed in centralized government with the king at its center, who would radically transform versailles making it the seat of france's government by the time of his death versailles features many. A hair raising experience during the late 1600s, louis xiv was not only the king of france, but the king of fashion as well in fact it was the sun king that set france on the road to style stardom fashion, you see, became his economic stimulus plan he endorsed clothing lines, had rules about what outfits. Louis xiv, france's sun king, had the longest reign in european history (1643- 1715) during this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at versailles, and fought most of the other european countries in four wars the early part of his reign (1643-61), while louis was young, was. Coming to the throne at a tender age, tutored by cardinal mazarin, the sun king embodied the principles of absolutism in 1682 he moved the royal acclaimed as “louis the god-given”, arriving as he did after a 23-year wait for an heir, louis xiv was born in saint-germain-en-laye in 1638 taking the throne at the age of. Follow king louis xiv's reign during france's classical age, including his revocation of the edict of nantes and aggressive foreign policy, on biography com aka: louis-dieudonné nickname: the sun king: louis the great: louis the grand monarch synopsis childhood and early reign reforming. Louis xiv known as louis the great (louis le grand) or the sun king (roi soleil), was a monarch of the house of bourbon who reigned as king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715 starting at the age of 4, his reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in european.
There are many books about louis xiv, some of them completely dedicated to that subject, and others talking about him for a few chapters if you want to get a pretty detailed idea on louis xiv, consult alistair horne's seven ages of paris he does. France's magnificent palace of versailles pays extraordinary testimony to the reign of louis xiv, the self-styled sun king, who ruled at the height of french power for an incredible 72 years discover the truth about the king's very open ' secret' second marriage to francois d'aubinge it's been claimed louis. The life of the sun king, louis xiv of france details his childhood, marriage, mistresses, palace of versailles, and reign.
Louis xiv was the king of france who tyrannically governed his empire from 1643-1715 louis xiv, who is also known as the sun king, is one of the most well-known figures in european history the sun king constructed the jaw- dropping hall of mirrors room in the central gallery of versailles 8. Louis xiv: the sun king (history channel ) wwwbiographycom/#/people/louis- xiv-9386885/videos/louis-xiv-full-episode-2073406805 1 who was the first bourbon king henry the forth 2 what did he proclaim in 1598 3 what was louis xiii like he hated his wife 4 what was louis xiv's nickname at his birth louis.
She loved him deeply although he steadily availed himself of mistresses dona died in 1683 and louis married the widow scarron c 1683 known as the sun king, louis ruled for 72 years and died on 1 september 1715, versailles, france (annot mik: at 08:15 lat) link to wikipedia biography. This is not a history of france during the reign of louis xiv, the sun king it is a history of the day-to-day life of the king and his court at versailles which is interesting but not really what i was looking for it didn't feed my desire to understand history if you are looking to understand all the intricate political maneuvering. Louis xiv, c1701 © louis xiv, the 'sun king', was king of france from 1643 to 1715 and widely held to be the greatest monarch of his age louis was born on 5 september 1638 at st germain-en-laye he became king at the age of four on the death of his father, louis xiii while louis was a child, his mother, anne of.
Louis xiv was the son of louis xiii and dominated france in the second half of the seventeenth century louis xiv called himself the 'sun king' and his reign is famous for the extension of absolute royal rule and the building of the palace at versailles which seemed to summarise louis xiv's reign the two politicians who.
2f the sun king: louis xiv, france and europe, 1643–1715 this option provides for the study in depth of a key figure, whose ambitions had a profound impact, not only on france, but on the whole of europe it explores the concepts of french absolutism, centralisation, aggrandisement and power it also encourages an. Louis xiv, the 'sun king', was king of france during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic palace of versailles. The sun king (page 115) king louis xiv of france is known as “the sun king” louis xiv was born in 1638 and was king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715, a 72-year reign throughout his life, he substantially reformed france's government into a more stable political body and also helped implement the arts into.