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Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

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The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), 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.[1] His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.[2]

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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600986877769/ Louis XIV in 1673 | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600986878829/

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King Louis XIV ruled France for 72 years, far longer than any other monarch.

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Louis XIV . Here we see the beginnings of the wide skirt which would be a characteristic of theatrical dress as worn by the castrati.

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17th Century France

King Louis XIV- In France, during the seventeenth century, King Louis XIV dominated the Baroque period. While staying put in the Palace of Versailles, he is most known for his extravagant and expensive wardrobe that was copied all throughout Europe.

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