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Louis XIV

noun

  1. the Greatthe Sun King, 1638–1715, king of France 1643–1715 (son of Louis XIII).


Louis XIV

noun

  1. Louis XIV16381715MFrenchPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 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


Louis XIV

  1. 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”).


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You had the spending plan of Louis XIV on meth and, kind of impressively, the fashion sense too.

Like Louis XIV, King Abdullah has complete authority to do as he likes.

Later she got a job as governess to the illegitimate children that Louis XIV had fathered with another mistress.

Then Leopold appealed to Louis xiv., who also proved obdurate.

Louis XIV., playing at backgammon, had a doubtful throw; a dispute arose, and all the courtiers remained silent.

Louis XIV., who for some years had met with many mortifying repulses, seemed to be very uneasy about the event.

Louis XIV., nevertheless, was not content with this acquisition.

Louis XIV had been won over, and it soon became to him a matter of personal pride to overcome all resistance to his will.

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