The sun king is a biography of both the french monarch and his home, versailles from the building of the palace to louis xiv's many relationships, mitford takes her informed but light-hearted attitude towards the different aspects of the court of the sun king. Louis xiv: louis xiv, king of france (1643–1715) 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. Louis xiv of france, also known as louis the great or the sun king, was the king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715 a monarch of the house of bourbon, he was the son of the french king louis xiii and his spanish queen, anne of austria. Louis xiv the sun king written by janine marsh on september 5, 2015 in french icons louis xiv was arguably one of the greatest kings of france, certainly one of the most remembered he was also a machiavellian puppet master whose legacy is feted in the france of today, long after its citizens disposed of his heirs. Quick answer king louis xiv, also known as the sun king, established a more centralized government, refined the absolute monarchy that defined the french method of governance, created a court at versailles and led france through four long wars.
Professor julian swann offers a 300th anniversary re-evaluation of the life and achievements of louis xiv of france, known as the sun king. Bizarre historical documentary about the famous sun king of france, louis xiv. Louis xiv became king of france in 1643 at the age of 5 until louis was 23, cardinal mazarin, the head of the french catholic church, controlled the government.
Louis xiv rose to power when he was only five years old his mother served as regent until he was educated enough to become ruling king louis xiv was politically educated by cardinal mazarin, he chose the sun for his emblem. This book is focused on king louis xiv and the women he loved in his life it begins well, with a focus on louis xiv's mother and regent anne of austria anne was a pious and effective ruler, and she left her son with a profound belief in the catholic church. 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 european history once he became the de facto ruler of france, louis transformed the country through reforms and made it a centralized state. With its extensive gardens, playful pavilions and noble palace buildings, versailles offered the appropriate backdrop for artistic life at the court of louis xiv, who surrounded himself with.
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 in 1715. Here are some of the reasons why louis xiv can be considered a great king, despite the bleak end of his reign: solidification of french royal power through government centralization and subjugation of powerful vassals (eg conde, conti. Birth of louis xiv's first great-grandchild, a boy who died in 1705 another great-grandson who survived till 1712 was born in 1705 a third great-grandson (later louis xv who became king in 1715) was born in 1710 there were also three great-grandsons from the marriage of philip v to mane-louise of savoy.
Louis xiv used medals to publicize the achievements of his government and of the institutions he founded drawing upon classical literature, artists elevated the technique of metal engraving to a new type of sculpture. Louis xiv of france, king of kings born on september 5, 1638, louis was christened louis-dieudonné, meaning 'gift of god' and became king at the age of four upon the death of his father, louis. The accomplishments of king louis xvi featured history news popular posted on if you base your knowledge of the famed french king louis xvi on what you read in history books, you probably only know him as the unfortunate ruler who was guillotined after his country fell into complete disorder and chaos during the french revolution in the late 1700s.
The life of the great french king louis xiv subscribe for more interesting stuff. For louis xiv, nothing was better for france than the strength of the state until his death, on sunday, 1 st of september 1715, the king accepted this mission with courage, persuaded that it was god’s will. The greatest success of king louis xiv of france was to make france a great power and expand its borders his achievement also included the court at versailles that became the power center of europe. Ii early life louis xiv was born at saint-germain-en-laye he was the unexpected child of king louis xiii and anne of austria, who had not had children in their 22-year marriage he was christened louis dieudonné (literally, “gift of god”.