Louis XIV

  • (noun): King of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715).
    Synonyms: Sun King, Louis the Great

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List Of French Marquisates - T
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Louis Auguste, Duke Of Maine - The Cellamare Conspiracy
... On 1 September 1715, Louis XIV died ... the duc d'Orléans ensured the annulment of Louis XIV's will in the Parlement de Paris ... Displeased with Orléans' actions, Louis-Auguste, pressured by his ambitious wife, joined in the Cellamare Conspiracy in the hope of transferring the regency to King Philip V of Spain, who was the uncle of the ...
Louis XIV (album)
... Louis XIV is the first album made by the band Louis XIV ... Released in November 2003, it was recorded and released independently through the band's record label, Pineapple Recording Group ...
Louis Alexandre, Prince Of Lamballe - Biography
... Louis Alexandre was born on 6 September 1747, at the Hôtel de Toulouse (now the seat of the Banque de France, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris), the Paris residence of his family ... His father, the Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthièvre, was the only legitimate child of Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, the youngest legitimised son of King Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan ... At the death of his older brother Louis Marie de Bourbon, the Prince of Lamballe became the heir to the Penthièvre fortune, much of which had been extorted by Louis XIV from his childless cousin la ...
Louis Boulduc - Historical Background
... The king of France at the time of Louis’ birth was Louis XIV (1643–1715) ... Louis XIV was king of France during the French Renaissance ... The reign of Louis XIV's predecessor (Louis XIII – 1610–1643) and his own reign had parts which were dominated by Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin, and made France a nearly absolute monarchy ...

Famous quotes containing the words xiv and/or louis:

    The forest of Compiegne. Look at it. Like a kind grandmother dozing in her rocking chair. Old trees practicing curtsies in the wind because they still think Louis XIV is king.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    Vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. To be convinced of this we need only represent, on the one hand, the numberless benefits which result from vanity, as industry, the arts, fashions, politeness, and taste; and on the other, the infinite evils which spring from the pride of certain nations, a laziness, poverty, a total neglect of everything.
    —Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689–1755)