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Louis XIV by Vincent Cronin

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Published by Harpercollins .
Written in English


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Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL7256391M
ISBN 100002720728
ISBN 109780002720724

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Louis XIV, king of France (–) who ruled his country during one of its most brilliant periods and who remains the symbol of absolute monarchy of the classical age. He extended France’s eastern borders at the expense of the Habsburgs and secured the Spanish throne for his grandson. 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 was born on 5 September in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, to Louis XIII and Anne of chevreschevalaosta.com was named Louis Dieudonné (Louis the God-given) and bore the traditional title of French heirs apparent: Dauphin. At the time of his birth, his parents had been married for 23 chevreschevalaosta.com: Louis XIII of France. Louis XIV, –, king of France (–), son and successor of King Louis XIII. Early Reign After his father's death his mother, Anne of Austria, was regent for Louis, but the real power was wielded by Anne's adviser, Cardinal chevreschevalaosta.com did not take over the government until Mazarin's death ().

Louis XIV’s story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, and the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts. Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. The Age of Louis XIV ("Le Siècle de Louis XIV", also translated The Century of Louis XIV) is a historical work by the French historian, philosopher, and writer Voltaire, first published in Through it, the French 17th century became identified with Louis XIV of France, who reigned from to Author: Voltaire. Louis XIV - the Sun King or Louis the Great, as he was also known - ruled France with an iron fist for over half a century, from to his death in , outliving his son and even his grandson. His court at the Palace of Versailles became the most dazzling on the Continent, and through his 3/5(2). Oct 08,  · The reign of France’s Louis XIV (), known as the Sun King, lasted for 72 years, longer than that of any other known European sovereign. In that time.

Mar 01,  · Over the past year I have read extensively about the 17th century. "The Age of Louis XIV" is the best book which I have found on the period. Volume VII of Will and Ariel Durant's multi-volume "Story of Civilization", this book documents more detail of the era than any others which I have chevreschevalaosta.com book begins with sections on France and England.5/5(5). Louis XIV's governor, Nicolas de Neufville, was appointed to keep watch over the lad, but incidents like young Louis XIV’s near drowning indicate that the monarch was overlooked as a child, if Born: Sep 05, Nov 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the book by Antonia Fraser. The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the Free shipping over $/5(5). Jun 24,  · France’s King Louis XIV passed away on this date in On the th anniversary of the death of one of the longest-serving monarchs in European history, .