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14/05/1643 Louis XIV becomes King of France at age 4

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King Louis XIV

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Louis XIV: Sun King of France

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Louis XIV was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France. Starting at the age of 4, his reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history. In the age of absolutism in Europe, Louis XIV's France was a leader in the growing centralization of power.
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