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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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Anne of Austria (1601–1666) was Queen consort of France & Navarre, regent for her son, Louis XIV of France, & a Spanish Infanta by birth. During her regency (1643–1651) Cardinal Mazarin served as France's chief minister and, perhaps, more.

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

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Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil).

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

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Louis XIV, Rigaud. Le Louvre My favorite king in the French history. France was at its best under his reign, except the "black code" part, which used to rule slavery in French America.

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