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Louis XIV of France

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Louis XIV - King of France & Known as the Sun King | Mini Bio | BIO

 

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Louis XIV, an Absolute Monarch

 

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King Louis XIV Adored His Many Mistresses 😘 Private Lives of Monarchs | Smithsonian Channel

 

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The Many Diseases of Louis XIV, King of France | SLICE

 

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Versailles, from Louis XIII to the French Revolution

Louis XIV, also known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was King of France from 14 May 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in history. Although Louis XIV's France was emblematic of the age of absolutism in Europe, the King surrounded himself with a variety of significant political, military and cultural figures, such as Mazarin, Colbert, Louvois, the Grand Condé, Turenne, Vauban, Boulle, Molière, Racine, Boileau, La Fontaine, Lully, Charpentier, Marais, Le Brun, Rigaud, Bossuet, Le Vau, Mansart, Charles Perrault, Claude Perrault and Le Nôtre.
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