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  Royalty.nu - French Royal History - Louis XIV, King of France
Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority by John Jeter Hurt.
The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV by Anne Somerset.
Louis XIV and the Origins of the Dutch War by Paul Sonnino.
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  Louis XIV - LoveToKnow 1911
The childlessness of the king was a constant threat to the policy of his great minister Richelieu; for the king's brother and heir, Gaston of Orleans, was a determined opponent of that policy.
The minister was hated as a foreigner, and the childhood of the king weakened the royal authority.
A large dowry was stipulated for; and in consideration of this the king promised to forgo all claims that his wife might otherwise possess to the Spanish crown or any part of its territories.
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  Modern Times - Texts: Louis XIV, the Dancing King
Since the beginning of Louis XIV's autocratic rule in 1661, he organized large festivities in which the aristocracy was forced to dance in the shadow of the monarch's talent.
Louis XIV was not the first monarch to take the sun as his symbol, but he was the first one to develop such a consistent concept.
The glorification of the king and France were ideologically reproduced on stage as seen in the birth of Venus in the "Ballet allégorique" and the heroic saga of Hercules in the "Ballet de l'Hercule amoureux".
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 Louis XIV of France: france king louis xiv, france greatness louis xiv   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Louis XIV increased the power and influence of France in Europe, fighting three major wars—the Franco-Dutch War, the War of the League of Augsburg, and the War of the Spanish Succession—and two minor conflicts—the War of Devolution, and the War of the Reunions.
Louis XIV considered its construction one of the greatest achievements of his reign, which, along with the Chateau de Versailles, is one of the largest and most extravagant monuments in Europe, extolling a king and his country.
In France too, Louis XIV sought to and succeeded in establishing and increasing the influence and central authority of the King of France at the expense of the Church and the nobles.
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 Louis XIV
LOUIS XVI, 1754—93, king of France (1774—92), third son of the dauphin (Louis) and Marie Josèphe of Saxony, grandson and successor of King Louis XV.
After the deaths of Richelieu (1642) and Louis XIII (1643), Mazarin was the principal minister of the regent Anne of Austria.
Louis XIV built this palace in just 40 years to make it the residence of the court and the capital of France.
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 Louis XIV King of France: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Louis continued the nobility's exemption from taxes but forced its members into financial dependence on the crown, thus creating a court nobility occupied with ceremonial etiquette and petty intrigues.
Although he had a series of mistresses, Louis XIV finally came under the influence of Mme de Maintenon, whom he married morganatically (1684) after the queen's death.
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715...interests of France and those of Louis XIV were very...for the king, clearly...only of the king, Louvois...lesser member of the triumvirate...
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Louis XIV
In the "Mémoires" of Louis XIV a whole theory of the relations between Church and State is expounded.
Concordat of Francis I placed a large number of benefices at the disposal of Louis XIV; he felt that the appointment of bishops was the most critical part of his kingly duty, and the bishops whom he appointed were, in general, very well chosen.
Louis XIV was particularly fond of taking a hand in doctrinal matters; and those who surrounded him ended by believing that the king could supervise the Church and supply it with information on
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 Louis XIV
The childlessness of the king was a constant threat to the policy of his great minister Richelieu for the king's brother and heir, Gaston of Orleans, was a deter mined opponent of that policy.
The war with the Grand Alliance, of which King William III was the heart and soul, lasted from 1688 to 1697; and the treaty of Ryswick, which brought it to an end, deprived France of certain territories on her frontier.
The Spanish king Charles II was dying, and the future of the possessions of Spain was doubtful.
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 Louis XIV - the "Sun King"
Louis was a child of 4 when his father died, but he was not allowed to rule until he became 13.
Louis was able to pour the wealth of France into maintaining a large and well-equipped army.
Louis loved hunting, and in 1661 (age 23) decided to build a transform the small royal hunting lodge at Versailles outside Paris into a magnificent palace with huge elaborate gardens and fountains.
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 Louis XIV, king of France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Louis continued the nobility’s exemption from taxes but forced its members into financial dependence on the crown, thus creating a court nobility occupied with ceremonial etiquette and petty intrigues.
Relations with the Dutch were exacerbated by commercial rivalry and in 1672 Louis, determined to crush Holland, began the third of the Dutch Wars, which depleted his treasury.
Although he had a series of mistresses, Louis XIV finally came under the influence of Mme de Maintenon, whom he married morganatically (1684) after the queen’s death.
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 UNT Libraries: Music Library, Biography of Louis XIV
Louis XIV of France was born September 5, 1638, in the twenty-third year of the marriage of King Louis XIII of France and his Spanish Hapsburg queen Anne of Austria.
Louis XIV came of age Sept. 5, 1651, on his thirteenth birthday, and was crowned three years later on June 7, 1654.
Louis suggested a number of the plots for the operas to Lully, notably those whose subject matter centers around the conflict between glory and duty on the one hand, and love on the other.
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 Louis XIV, king of France — FactMonster.com
Louis XIV, 1638–1715, king of France (1643–1715), son and successor of King Louis XIII.
Louis XIV, king of France: The Court - The Court Although he had a series of mistresses, Louis XIV finally came under the influence of Mme...
Louis XIV, king of France: Early Reign - Early Reign After his father's death his mother, Anne of Austria, was regent for Louis, but the...
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 King Louis XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is often debated whether or not the reign of King Louis XIV had a positive or negative effect on France.
King Louis XIV’s childhood was traumatic because of “La Fronde” which was a noble rebellion against the monarchy.
King Louis XIV viewed the Protestant Huguenots and the Jansenists as threats to his throne.
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 Creating French Culture (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Louis XIV used medals to publicize the achievements of his government and of the institutions he founded.
When Louis XIV acquired the cameo, the subject was incorrectly identified as the apotheosis of the imperial prince Germanicus, who died in the year 19.
This portrait of King Louis XV (1715-1774) is considered the masterpiece of engraving on stone in modern times, for the accuracy of the resemblance, the purity of the stone, and the high quality of the workmanship.
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 National Monarchies, France - King Louis XIV
Louis XIV was the son of Louis XIII.
Louis XIV was very short and was always in high heels.
Louis XIV married Marie Therese of Spain to fulfill a treaty.
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 Louis XIV the Sun King
Louis XIV was born at the Royal chateau in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1638.
In 1660, Louis XIV married Maria Theresa, Infanta of Spain.
Like Apollo, the warrior-king Louis XIV brought peace, was a patron of the arts, and dispensed his bounty.
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In 1512, Louis XII recognized by letters patent the independence of Monaco and a perpetual alliance with the King of France.
The young King Louis XIV was the godfather of his grandson, the future Prince Louis I. The embellishment of the Prince's Palace during this reign was striking: first came the building of the South Wing, which contains the Great Apartments, today open to tourists.
Louis XIV agreed to confer on him the title of Duke of Valentinois.
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 The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793
Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control.
Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV.
The carriage proceeded thus in silence to the Place de Louis XV, and stopped in the middle of a large space that had been left round the scaffold: this space was surrounded with cannon, and beyond, an armed multitude extended as far as the eye could reach.
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 LouisXIV
ing Louis XIV was the most famous of the three French king's in the revolution.
Louis XIV's mother was Spanish and his grandmother, Marie de Medicis, was Italian.
In 1658, Louis fell in love with the beauty and charm of Marie Mancini and begged his mother to let him marry her.
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 King Louis XIV of France
Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France (1643-1715), was born at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
He was the unexpected child of King Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, who had not had children in their 22-year marriage.
Louis married Marie-Thérèse, out of diplomatic necessity, she was the eldest daughter of King Philip IV of Spain.The marriage was arranged via a treaty that explicitly excluded Marie's heirs from inheriting the Spanish crown once Philip had paid her dowry.
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Louis' favor was especially important when Moliere wrote Tartuffe, in which the villain is a despicable hypocrite who took advantage of the powerful religious feelings of the age.
Although Louis XIV and Colbert were utterly dissimilar, their cooperation was necessary for the achievement of a grand design, and they valued one another at their true worth.
Louis realized that the low-born, sombre clerk, crabbed, unattractive and morose, would be the ideal instrument of his own authority.
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 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
Still, Louis XIV had forty years of success; and from the permanence of their fruits, we may judge what the results would have been if the last fifteen years of his reign had been equally fortunate.
The government of Louis XIV was the first to appear as a busy, thriving administration of affairs, as a power at once definitive and progressive, which was not afraid to innovate, because it could reckon securely on the future.
And Louis had himself obtained possession of the important frontier of the Spanish Netherlands with its numerous fortified cities, which were given up to his troops under pretence of securing them for the young King of Spain.
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 Louis XIV, king of France for 72 years
Louis XIV was king of France for 72 years, the longest reign in modern European history.
Louis chose the sun as his royal emblem, and he liked to be called Le roi-soleil (The Sun King).
Louis married Maria Theresa of Spain in 1660, but he was more attracted to mistresses.
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 TheHistoryNet | Military History | King Louis XIV: French Mastermind
Louis yearned to be a great king--another Charlemagne; yet historians continue to debate whether he deserved the epithet "great." Did he rescue France, embroiled as it was in the civil strife known as the Wars of the Fronde, or did his absolute rule hasten the Revolution of 1789?
Louis' military excursions can be neatly separated into four distinct conflicts: the War of Devolution with Spain, the Dutch War, the War of the Palatinate and the War of the Spanish Succession--the last of which might be called the first truly global conflict of the modern age.
Louis cited his wife's "claim" to those lands, since she was the daughter of the deceased Spanish king.
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 King Louis XIV of France · Helen Roberts' Masterpiece
There was one thing that Louis XIV, king of France and Navarre, liked just as much as his mistresses, that was using propaganda to ensure an absolute monarchy.
Wow, was she wrong, for Louis XIV had a trick up his sleeve.
Louis XIV used visual, and written propaganda, as well as his palace - Château de Versailles - to ensure his absolute monarchy.
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 RoyaList Online - Royal Genealogy - Louis XIV, King of France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Louis advised his son, the Dauphin, that every time he conferred a favour he should remember that nine men would be disappointed and one would be ungrateful.
Louis was so magnanimous to the exiled James II of England that he allowed James to practice the king's touch for scrofula--in France, in accordance with James' claim to the throne of France.
Meanwhile her children’s governess, the intelligent and seemingly puritanical Françoise de Maintenon, had already won the king’s affections; in a relationship in complete contrast to his physical obsession with Athénaïs, Louis XIV lived happily with Madame de Maintenon for the rest of his life, very probably marrying her in secret.
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 The Trial and Execution of Louis XVI
To allow Louis to live would undermine the principle of revolutionary justice, but relieve the consciences of those who doubted the Convention's right to act as a court.
Those in favor of executing the King accused their opponents of royalism, a deadly insult to men whose true concern was Parisian extremism or who were opposed in principle to capital punishment, as Robespierre had been in the past.
At the first vote, the 693 deputies present unanimously voted Louis guilty and the call for a referendum was rejected by 424 to 283.
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 King Louis
Of all the crowned heads of Europe, there was none to match the dignity, grace, and magnificence of Louis XIV, the greatest king in French history....
King Louis XIV on Horse by Museum Artifacts multicolor silk ties
King Louis XIV Patron of Arts by Museum Artifacts multicolor silk ties
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