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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Louis XIV of France
Louis XIV (the Sun King) (September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715) reigned as king of France from May 14, 1643 to September 1, 1715.
King Louis XIV died on September 1, 1715 and is buried in Saint Denis Basilica.
According to the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville, Louis XIV's weakening of the nobility coupled with his oppression of the peasantry contributed to the political, social and economic instabilities that eventually led to the French Revolution.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Louis XIV France
Louis survived the FRONDE, was proclaimed of age in 1651, and married the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain in 1660.
Louis XIV During the reign of Louis XIII (1610-43) there was a transition from the baroque style, strongly influenced by Italy, to the classical dignity of...
France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay (W), Spain and Andorra (SW), the Mediterranean Sea (S), Switzerland and Italy (SE), and Germany,...
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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
When Louis's personal government began (1661), France was the arbiter of Europe: she had re-established peace among the Powers of the North (Sweden, Brandenburg, Denmark, and Poland); she protected the League of the Rhine; and her authority in Germany was greater than the emperor's.
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.
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 AllRefer.com - Louis XIV of France Information
Louis waged three major wars: the Dutch War (1672-1678), the War of the Grand Alliance (1688-1697), and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714).
The acceptance by Louis of the Spanish throne in 1700 (for his grandson) precipitated the War of the Spanish Succession, with England encouraged to join against the French by Louis' recognition of the Old Pretender as James III.
She was greatly influenced by the Jesuits and played a great part in persuading Louis to revoke the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
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 Royalty.nu - French Royal History - Louis XIV, King of France
The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV by Anne Somerset.
Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Anne of Austria: Queen of France by Ruth Kleinman is a biography of Louis XIV's strong-willed mother.
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 Louis XIV of France Biography and Summary
Louis XIV (1638-1715) was king of France from 1643 to 1715.
Louis XIV(Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715), reigned as King of France and of Navarre from May 14 1643 until his death at the age of 77.
Essay discusses the validity of this statement: "Louis XIV's chief asset as a political leader was his ability to defuse class tensions in France".
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 Louis XIV - the "Sun King"
Louis XIV wearing his famous red-plumed hat in battle near the Bruges canal 1667
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.
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  Louis XIV
Richelieu died in 1642 and Louis XIII followed him to the grave a few months later, leaving to others the task of completing their work, The great cardinal was replaced by an Italian adventurer named Mazarin (1602-1661), who was also a prince of the Church.
Louis was only of medium height and could scarcely have been called handsome, but he possessed a natural dignity and a commanding appearance that left no one in doubt that he was every inch a king.
Louis curbed the authority of the local royal officials who purchased or inherited their offices and of the elected town officials by expanding the duties of the intendant.
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Louis XIV apparently came back to visit his palace that...
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 Louis XIV the Sun King
The regency, confided to his mother, Anne of Austria, was marked by a period of rebellion known as the Fronde (1648-1653), led first by the nobility and later by the urban commoners.
Finally, Louis encouraged an extraordinary blossoming of culture: theatre (Molière and Racine), music (Lully), architecture, painting, sculpture, and all the sciences (founding of the royal academies).
Louis XIV chose the sun as his emblem.
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 Louis XIV - The Sun King
Louis XIV of France ranks as one of the most remarkable monarchs in history.
Louis XIV was a great monarch, and he was capable of maintaining strong kingdom because he never, in his entire life, doubted his right to be king.
Louis XIV became the ideal king, and many have tried unsuccessfully to live up to his glory.
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 New York City Ballet and King Louis Xiv of France to Introduce Children to Ballet - New York City Ballet
Travel with King Louis XIV of France, ballet’s first superstar, on a 60-minute tour through the world of ballet as New York City Ballet launches Family Fanfare, a new program designed to introduce children ages four and up to ballet.
Traveling by time machine from the 17th Century, King Louis XIV will discover how ballet has evolved from then until now.
An accomplished dancer, King Louis XIV appeared as Apollo, the sun god, in a performance in 1653 and thereafter came to be known as France’s Sun King.
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  Louis Dieudonné Louis XIV (le Roi Soleil)
Ordre du roi Louis XIV à Gédéon Barbier du Metz, garde du trésor royal, de payer comptant pour affaires secrètes, la somme de 162.000 livres
A Louis XIV : Manière de montrer tes jardins de Versailles
En sortant du chasteau par le vestibule de la Cour de marbre, on ira sur la terrasse; il faut s'arrester sur le haut des degrez pour considérer la situation des parterres des pièces d'eau et les fontaines des Cabinets.
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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.
Thus Louis XIV's five-year-old great-grandson Louis, Duc d'Anjou, the younger son of the Duc de Bourgogne and Dauphin upon the death of his grandfather, father and elder brother, succeeded to the throne and was to reign as Louis XV of France.
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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.
Thus Louis XIV's five-year-old great-grandson Louis, duc d'Anjou, the younger son of the duc de Bourgogne, and Dauphin upon the death of his grandfather, father and elder brother, succeeded to the throne and was to reign as Louis XV of France.
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  Louis XIV of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Thus Louis XIV's five-year-old great-grandson Louis, Duc d'Anjou, the younger son of the Duc de Bourgogne and Dauphin upon the death of his grandfather, father and elder brother, succeeded to the throne and was to reign as Louis XV of France.
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Louis considered its construction one of the greatest achievements of his reign, though many historians defer this honorable claim to the Chateau de Versailles, which, though of dubious necessity and, it may be said, ethically unsound, is one of the largest and most extravagant monuments to a king's power in Europe.
It is believed that she vigorously promoted the persecution of the Protestants, and that she urged Louis XIV to revoke the Edict of Nantes (1598), which granted a degree of religious freedom to the Huguenots (the members of the Protestant Reformed Church).
Thus Louis XIV's five-year-old great-grandson, the son of the duc de Bourgogne, succeeded to the throne and reigned as Louis XV.
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Louis XVII of France (March 27, 1785 – June 8, 1795), from birth to 1789 known as Louis-Charles, Duke of Normandy; then from 1789 to 1791 as Louis-Charles, Dauphin of Viennois; and from 1791 to 1793 as Louis-Charles, Prince Royal of France, was the son of King Louis...
Louis considered its construction one of the greatest achievements of his reign, though many historians defer this honourable claim to the Chateau de Versailles, which, though of dubious necessity and, it may be said, ethically unsound, is one of the largest and most extravagant monuments to a king's power in Europe.
Louis, the Grand Dauphin (le Grand Dauphin in French) (1 November, 1661 - 14 April, 1711) was the eldest son and heir of King Louis XIV of France and Queen Maria Theresa of Spain.
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Louis XIV (the Sun King, pronounced "Louie Ka-torz") (September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715) reigned as king of France from May 14, 1643 to September 1, 1715.
King Louis XIV died on September 1, 1715 and was buried in Saint Denis Basilica in Paris.
According to the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville, Louis XIV's weakening of the nobility, coupled with his oppression of the peasantry, contributed to the political, social and economic instabilities that eventually led to the French Revolution.
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 Louis XIV of France - Simple English Wikipedia
Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (5 September 1638–1 September 1715) was the King of France and King of Navarre from 14 May 1643 until his death.
Louis' parents were Louis XIII and Anne of Austria.
Because Louis XIV was too young to rule, his mother ruled France with Cardinal Mazarin until Louis turned 21.
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 LOUIS XIV - FRANCE - The Sun King 1638-1715
Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France (1643-1715), was born at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Louis XIV was born at the royal chateau in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
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 XIV of France
Louis XIV was born on September 5th, 1638, the son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria.
Louis XIV explained his motives and outlined the importance of his personal control of financial administration as, “I should give serious attention to financial recovery and the first thing which I judged necessary was the removal of the principal officials who have caused chaos from their positions.”
Louis XIV was truly a great monarch, and he was capable of maintaining a strong kingdom because he never, in his entire life, doubted his right to be king.
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 Louis XIV
Louis XIV was born in September 1638; in 1651 (aged thirteen) he was declared of age officially, but he did not take control of government until the death of Cardinal Mazarin in 1661.
Louis had a high opinion of himself and an exalted view of the office of king; he believed that God endowed kings with their power and expected them to rule personally.
Louis XIV required that the greater nobles attend his court (at their own expense) and in return he gave them offices with fine titles but little power.
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 Historical Figures - Louis XIV Of France
Louis claimed that the territories ceded to him in previous treaties ought to be ceded along with all their dependencies and all lands which had formerly belonged to them, but had separated over the years.
Louis was in the process of reinforcing the traditional Gallicanism, a doctrine limiting the authority of the Pope in France.
Louis XIV decided to build himself a residence outside Paris so he could observe the goings-on of all of his country.
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