Origin of louis
- JoeJoseph Louis Barrow, 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.
- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “loud battle.”
- le Débonairethe Pious, a.d. 788–840, king of France and Germany 814–840; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 814–840 (son of Charlemagne).
- German Ludwig II. the German, a.d. 804?–876, king of Germany 843–876 (son of Louis I).
- a.d. 822?–875, king of Italy 844–875; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 855–875 (son of Lothair I).
- the Bavarian, 1287?–1347, king of Germany (1314–47); emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1328–47.
- le Fainéant, a.d. 967?–987, king of France 986–987: last Carolingian to rule France.
- the Fat, 1081–1137, king of France 1108–37.
- the Young, 1121?–80, king of France 1137–80 (son of Louis VI).
- Saint,1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
- 1423–83, king of France 1461–83 (son of Charles VII).
- the Father of the People, 1462–1515, king of France 1498–1515.
- 1601–43, king of France 1610–43 (son of Henry IV of Navarre).
- the Greatthe Sun King, 1638–1715, king of France 1643–1715 (son of Louis XIII).
- 1710–74, king of France 1715–74 (great grandson of Louis XIV).
- 1754–93, king of France 1774–92 (grandson of Louis XV and husband of Marie Antoinette).
- Louis Charles of France, 1785–95, titular king of France 1793–95 (son of Louis XVI).
- Louis Xavier Stanislas, 1755–1824, king of France 1814–15, 1815–24 (brother of Louis XVI).
Examples from the Web for louis
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December 23, 2014
Louis Bacon, another big donor, owns land all over the world, including a grouse-hunting estate in Scotland.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools
November 26, 2014
Race relations in Saint Louis could hinge on the outcome of this announcement.Ferguson Tensions in Black and White
November 21, 2014
The Leakeys—Richard, his parents, Louis and Mary, and his wife Maeve and daughter Louise, are an archaeological dynasty.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
In the early years, the big powers were often rough, self-made men such as Jack Warner or Louis B. Mayer.Trustafarians Want to Tell You How to Live
October 31, 2014
Longespe, complained to the King; but Louis could give him no redress.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Louis XIV., said an eye-witness, could not have eclipsed him.Beaux and Belles of England
A Louis who continued the traditions of his ancestors, but—.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
He considers himself a felicitous copy of Louis the Fourteenth!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
What will you say to our boy, when he cries for me there in Saint Louis?Poems
William D. Howells
- short for louis d'or
- Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)
- known as Louis the Pious or Louis the Debonair. 778–840 ad, king of France and Holy Roman Emperor (814–23, 830–33, 834–40): he was twice deposed by his sons
- known as Louis the German. ?804–876 ad, king of Germany (843–76); son of Louis I
- 1845–86, king of Bavaria (1864–86): noted for his extravagant castles and his patronage of Wagner. Declared insane (1886), he drowned himself
- de Bourbon. See (Prince de) Condé
- known as Louis the Bavarian. ?1287–1347, king of Germany (1314–47) and Holy Roman Emperor (1328–47)
- known as Saint Louis. 1214–70, king of France (1226–70): led the Sixth Crusade (1248–54) and was held to ransom (1250); died at Tunis while on another crusade
- known as Louis le Fainéant. ?967–987 ad, last Carolingian king of France (986–87)
- known as Louis le Jeune. c. 1120–80, king of France (1137–80). He engaged in frequent hostilities (1152–74) with Henry II of England
- 1423–83, king of France (1461–83); involved in a struggle with his vassals, esp the duke of Burgundy, in his attempt to unite France under an absolute monarchy
- 1462–1515, king of France (1498–1515), who fought a series of unsuccessful wars in Italy
- 1601–43, king of France (1610–43). His mother (Marie de Médicis) was regent until 1617; after 1624 he was influenced by his chief minister Richelieu
- 1710–74, king of France (1715–74); great-grandson of Louis XIV. He engaged France in a series of wars, esp the disastrous Seven Years' War (1756–63), which undermined the solvency and authority of the crown
- 1754–93, king of France (1774–92); grandson of Louis XV. He married Marie Antoinette in 1770 and they were guillotined during the French Revolution
- 1785–95, titular king of France (1793–95) during the Revolution, after the execution of his father Louis XVI; he died in prison
- 1755–1824, king of France (1814–24); younger brother of Louis XVI. He became titular king after the death of Louis XVII (1795) and ascended the throne at the Bourbon restoration in 1814. He was forced to flee during the Hundred Days
- known as le roi soleil (the Sun King). 1638–1715, king of France (1643–1715); son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. Effective ruler from 1661, he established an absolute monarchy. His attempt to establish French supremacy in Europe, waging almost continual wars from 1667 to 1714, ultimately failed. But his reign is regarded as a golden age of French literature and art
Word Origin and History for louis
masc. proper name, from French Louis, from Old French Loois, probably via Medieval Latin Ludovicus, a Latinization of Old High German Hluodowig, literally "famous in war" (cf. Clovis; for etymology, see Ludwig). Louis Quatorze (1855) refers to styles reminiscent of the time of King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715).
A king of France in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Louis was known as the Sun King for his power and splendor. By inviting French nobles to live in luxury at his palace at Versailles, he removed them as threats and greatly increased his own power. He is known for saying, “L'état, c'est moi” (“I am the state”).
The last king of France before the French Revolution; the husband of Marie Antoinette. He at first accepted a change from absolute monarchy (see ancien régime) to constitutional monarchy in France. Then he tried to flee the country and was brought back a prisoner. Radicals, including the Jacobins, assumed control of the revolution and had Louis and Marie Antoinette beheaded for treason.