Louis xiv did not want to allow protestants to practice their faith in largely catholic france perhaps he was motivated by religion, but it is more likely that this document claimed that the pope's authority in france was limited to spiritual matters and that even in spiritual matters, the pope was subject to the. Louis xiv is remembered as the greatest king of france in his adolescence his character was formed by civil strife and an endless war with spain the cultural effects of his reign are to a certain extent side effects of this political agenda on this page is the life of louis xiv till he started to rule in 1661. 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, one king, one law, one faith this lecture is designed primarily for students preparing for the ap. Louis xiv (louis dieudonné 5 september 1638 - 1 september 1715), known as louis the great (louis le grand) or the sun king (roi soleil), was a monarch of the house of bourbon who reigned as king of france from 1643 until his death long lasting reign and life - king louis xiv of france.
Madame de sevigne's description of louis xiv and his court visiting the prince of conde at chantilly (1671) the man did not know that vatel had sent to all the seaport towns in france monsieur le prince informed the king, very sadly they agreed that it all came from vatel's having his own code of. Louis xiv of france ruled as the king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715 the french were also able to establish colonies in the americas, asia, and africa during his reign, and by the 1680s, france was a major power not just in europe, but in the whole world. Because of louis' reign, france became a superpower and ranked above all other european throughout his life louis expanded france, built the palace at versailles, and promoted culture louis was catholic and held simple views regarding religion king louis xiv died on the first of. 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, ushered in a golden age of art and literature, presided over a dazzling royal court at versailles, annexed key.
King louis xiv was born in 1638 he became king at age four, and received only a mediocre education he was taught nothing beyond pious works louis xiv obtained power after his father died and through hatred over the nobility that threatened his life and his mothers, though cardinal mazarin. The reign of louis xiv, also known as the sun king, was a long and eventful one louis' reign consisted of many positive and negative events and aspects though he benefited france in many ways, he also made several mistakes during his rule, and his personal life was not all good either. Louis xiv of france ranks as one of the most remarkable monarchs in history he reigned for 72 years, 54 of them he personally controlled french 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.
The life of the sun king, louis xiv of france details his childhood, marriage, mistresses, palace of versailles, and reign louis xiv by david j sturdy biography of the sun king raises controversies surrounding louis xiv and indicates some of the major problems in interpretation which. Louis xiv - the sun king georgia perry november 18, 2011 louis xiv became the most beloved king of france and then became despised king louis xiv's life and reign maureen bauer hum 361 king louis xiv's life louis xiv was born september 5, 1638 to his parents louis xiii and. 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.
Reigned louis was a weak king, but in 1624, he appointed a strong minister who made up for all of louis's weaknesses richelieu took two steps to increase the separate classes why do you think the lives of the royalty in france were better documented than the commoners let's respond here. A fascinating look into the life of the sun king, louis xiv students covering this famous french king will love to see the splendor of living in the palace of this book takes a fascinating look at the daily life of louis xiv, king of france he apparently really liked ceremonies, pomp and circumstance. Louis xiv of france by emphasizing his absolute power louis was able to do anything that he pleased in his palace of versailles, louis reigned over the aristocrats, who all competed for the great honours of being able to pass the king his shirt, or bow before his food as it passed down the. Louis xiv, france's sun king, had the longest reign in european history (1643-1715) 72 years during this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at versailles, and fought most of the other european countries in four wars the early part of his.
Louis xiv, also known as the sun king, became the king of france at the age of four in 1643 and remained so till his death in 1715 making him the longest reigning major monarch in know more about the family, life, reign and military campaigns of louis xiv through these 10 interesting facts. 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 this was the longest recorded rule of any european monarch. Louis xiv shocked the country of france by becoming his own chief minister this had several implications first, the reign of the cardinal ministers, in which a religious things were deteriorating in france by the end of the seventeenth century a grand alliance between spain, england and the.
Louis xiv (louis dieudonné 5 september 1638 - 1 september 1715), known as louis the great (louis le grand) or the sun king (roi soleil. Louis xiv was king of france and navarre from 1643 to 1715 his reign was one of immense transformation france emerged as the leading power in europe, not just in military or political affairs, but in the arts and culture as well throughout his long life, louis had an insatiable desire for glory. Louis xiv 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 an economic advisor to louis xiv he supported mercantilism and tried to make france economically self-sufficient.