Louis XIV (King of France 1643 – 1715)
Louis XIV (1638 – 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. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history. Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin.
Louis became one of the most powerful French monarchs and consolidated a system of absolute monarchical rule in France that endured until the French Revolution.
- Introduction – Part II
- Château de Plessis-lès-Tours (Du Plessis)
- Manufacture Royale de l’Imprimerie (King’s Printing House)
- Robert de Sorbonne
- Anne of Austria
- Louis XIII of France (King of France 1610 to 1643)
- Cardinal Jules Mazarin
- Tuesday 7 June 1644
- Sunday 1 May 1644
- Thursday 21 April 1644
- Wednesday 6 April 1644
- Friday 1 April 1644
- Thursday 24 March 1644
- Saturday 27 February 1644
- Tuesday 9 February 1644
- Thursday 24 December 1643
- Wednesday 23 December 1643
- Wikipedia for background, portrait.