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 1638 - 1715 french king: louis xiv was called the grand monarch or sun king his 72-year reign was the longest in modern european history. Biography french royalty, the eldest son of louis xiii and anne of austria and crowned king on 14 may 1643 at age four his mother.
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. Louis took a far stronger interest in the reforms of the army with the king's close involvement, michel le tellier and particularly his son, the marquis de louvois, gradually overhauled a highly complex system of regulations and financial structures to equip france with an army that, by 1693, stood at around 330,000 men. 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 september 1638 in 1651 (aged thirteen) he was declared of age officially, but he did not take control of government until the death of. In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of france, louis xiv, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - versailles but drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things. Louis xiii (louis de bourbon) is the king of france, son of former king henri iv and marie de medici, and the husband of queen anne he is a supporting character in the musketeers and played by ryan gage. Louis xvi (august 23, 1754 - january 21, 1793) was king of france and navarre from 1774 to 1791 and as king of the french from 1791 to 1792suspended and arrested during the insurrection of 10 august 1792, he was tried by the national convention, found guilty of treason, and executed by guillotine on 21 january 1793. Louis xiv was a man like any other, but the money and attention lavished on his public image by the french government transformed him into a godlike figure.
Louis xiv (1638 – 1715) was the longest reigning and one of the most powerful monarchs in european history upon becoming the de facto ruler of france after the death of cardinal mazarin, louis implemented a wide range of reforms to make his country financially and militarily strong. Quick facts the french monarchy reached its height during the reign of the louis xiv (r 1643, officially from 1661 to his death in 1715) the sun king as louis xiv is often referred to created a model for absolutism, made france europe's leading political and military power, and increased trade and commerce. Books with the subject: louis xiv, king of france, 1638-1715 up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity at this site.
Louis xvi (french pronunciation: 23 august 1754 – 21 january 1793), born louis-auguste, was the last king of france before the fall of the monarchy during the french. Lethargic minimalist film about louis xiv's rise to power in the mid 17th century i suppose if i had a greater interest in the time period or historical characters, i wouldn't have been bored. After twenty-three years of marriage and a series of miscarriages and stillbirths, king louis xiii and his wife, anne of austria, finally see a live heir to the throne of france. Born in a prison in western france into a penniless family in 1635, reduced at the age of 12 to begging for food in the streets of la rochelle, françoise d'aubigné rose to become the marquise de maintenon, mistress of one of france's greatest kings, louis xiv, and then, in 1683, his morganatic wife.
Worlds top artists for top creative practitioners, see: best artists of all time biography one of the most influential of old masters in france during the 17th century, the french painter, designer and art theorist charles le brun is remembered principally for his dictatorial control of french painting during the reign of king louis xiv. Louis xiv and his court - there were many negative comments and many positive comments about louis xiv and his court in louis xiv’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person likes him. Louis xiv, known as louis the great (louis le grand) or the sun king (le roi-soleil), was a monarch of the house of bourbon who ruled as king of france and navarre from 1643 until his death. Love and louis xiv: the women in the life of the sun king user review - jane doe - kirkus altogether at ease with the mores of the ancien régime, fraser (marie antoinette, 2001, etc) eschews a detailed biography of louis xiv to focus instead on the women who shaped and were shaped by.