Philippe, duke of orléans (21 september 1640 - 9 june 1701) was the younger son of louis xiii of france and his wife, anne of austriahis older brother was the famous sun king, louis xiv. 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 the country's culture. Louis xiv ruled france from 1641-1715 known as the 'sun king,' he presided over an era of territorial and military expansion, but he is best known for renovating the palace of versailles. 1-12 of over 1,000 results for books: louis xiv biography louis xiv, the real sun king jul 31, 2018 by jules harper and aurora von goeth paperback. Louis xiv, also popularly known as the sun king (5 september 1638-1 september 1715) was the king of france and king of navarre from 14 may 1643 until his death he was a king for 72 years he was a king for 72 years.
Louis xiv became the ideal king, and many have tried unsuccessfully to live up to his glory about that site that site is a private non-profit site created in order to offer as much information as possible on louis xiv and to unite people who are interested in louis xiv and his age. Inside the walls of the opulent palace of versailles, france's king louis xiv died of gangrene on september 1, 1715, just four days short of his 77th birthday known as the sun king, louis. The best biography on louis xiv i've read to date is written by jean-christian petitfils - louis xvi: jean-christian petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in french, and i wasn't able to find an english translation.
Louis xiv was known as the sun king and was the prime example of absolute monarchy in 17th and 18th century europe he was significant for a few reasons: government control - by building the. The reign of louis xiv is often referred to as le grand siècle (the great century), forever associated with the image of an absolute monarch and a strong, centralised state coming to the throne at a tender age, tutored by cardinal mazarin, the sun king embodied the principles of absolutism. Louis xiv of france biography, life, interesting facts king louis xiv of france was born on september 5, 1638, at the château de saint-germain-en-layehis parents were anne of austria and king louis xiii of france. The sun king is a biography of both the french monarch and his home, versailles from the building of the palace to louis xiv's many relationships, mitford takes her informed but light-hearted attitude towards the different aspects of the court of the sun king.
The reign of france's louis xiv (1638-1718), known as the sun king, lasted for 72 years, longer than that of any other known european sovereign in that time, he transformed the monarchy. Louis xiv of france, also known as louis the great or the sun king, was the king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715 a monarch of the house of bourbon, he was the son of the french king louis xiii and his spanish queen, anne of austria. At the beginning of the summer of 1715 louis xiv complained of a pain in the leg in mid-august gangrene set in and by 1 september he was dead. Louis xiv of france, king of kings born on september 5, 1638, louis was christened louis-dieudonné, meaning 'gift of god' and became king at the age of four upon the death of his father, louis.
Alternative titles: le roi soleil, louis le grand, louis le grand monarque, louis the grand monarch, louis the great, the sun king louis was the son of louis xiii and his spanish queen, anne of austria he succeeded his father on may 14, 1643 at the age of four years and eight months, he was. Love and louis xiv is the perfect book to read in bed on a long summer day — or a short winter one i tried reading it at my desk, but was inexorably drawn to the couch, no doubt by the. King louis xiv of france led an absolute monarchy during france's classical age he revoked the edict of nantes and is known for his aggressive foreign policy. The sun king is a personal biography of louis xiv it does not deal in great detail with the political, military, or economic issues of louis xiv's reign but primarily focuses on his personal life and that of his family. Books shelved as louis-xiv: before versailles: a novel of louis xiv by karleen koen, love and louis xiv: the women in the life of the sun king by antonia.
Louis xiv was born in 1638, in france he became king in 1643 and started reforming france in 1661 in 1667 he invaded the spanish netherlands and engaged in the franco-dutch war in 1672 by the. Louis xiv was politically educated by cardinal mazarin, he chose the sun for his emblem he is frequently referred to as the sun king to this day his influential years were marked by revolutionary actions against his mother and political adviser. Louis xiv, also known as france's sun king, had the longest reign in all of european history there is much speculation on to why he has been called the sun king, and some would say it is due to the amount of accomplishments that he achieved during his reign of power.
Louis xiv: king louis xiv [sun king, louis the great]: born on september 5, 1638 to king louis xiii and anne of austria, their first-born son his birth is often referred to as a miracle, because his mother experienced numerous miscarriages before finally giving birth to him. Mr richey introduces students to louis xiv, the sun king of france, and his creation of an absolute monarchy in france louis xiv's accomplishments are discussed within the context of his motto. 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 austria, served as.