Louis XIV

THE HISTORY OF LOUIS XIV

THE LIFE OF A KING

By Andrey

Louis XIV was a chubby and ugly guy that had average intelligence. He spent a lot of money on unnecessary things such as clothing, which was overpriced. Since Louis XIV spent so much of the money he thought that he was a hardworking man. Louis was also a man to take charge, everything the nobles did needed Louis’ approval. If they were approved then they would be invited to all royal events to take place in the day. Some of these events would be the royal breakfast, the royal lunch, the royal supper, the royal going to bed, and all events in between.

Louis wasn’t only a money spender and a man to take control but he also had a few children, six to be exact. Only one of the children survived which was Louis XV. This may surprise you but Louis appetites for food which isn’t so surprising since he was chubby, hunting, and sex were enormous.

Cranny, Michael William. Crossroads: A Meeting of Nations. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Ginn Canada, 1998. Print. Page 62-63  Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. Print page 6,26,531,532,533

HISTORY OF LOUIS XIV

Louis XIV is one of the greatest monarchs to live! I know pretty cool, but the reason why he was so great was because he made France go from medieval style to a more refined style. He also made France more stabilized financially. He was necessarily the king everyone wanted to be. He called himself the ‘sun king’ the reason he called himself that is because he thought that he was the life and culture of the nation. His famous phrase was also “etat c’est moi” which literally means I am the nation. Lois XIV also did some invading in his time, he invaded the Dutch in 1672 with the English people.

Louis XIV father died of tuberculosis (TB) which was a very traumatizing for him. He then was a the leader of France at a very young age. Cool I know. While he was king he married Maria Theresa which was the daughter of Philip IV the king of Spain. The nation wasn’t too thrilled about him marrying someone that isn’t French but he honestly didn’t care.

This might surprise you but Louis did a numerous amount of crimes,[i] nothing big but i just thought that I would let you know. And as I said before he spent a lot of money which lead to bankruptcy in the future, he basically screwed over Louis XVI

Cranny, Michael William. Crossroads: A Meeting of Nations. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Ginn Canada, 1998. Print. page 62-63                                  Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. Print.

                                   l“Introduction.” Louis XIV. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.

opedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. Print page 6,26,531,532,533

LOUIS XIV DID STUFF?

During Louis XIV reign he made France a more stabilized nation and a more powerful nation. He put great care into his nation and didn’t let anything happen to it. He also built a palace in Versailles which is west of Paris. He built this palace to keep his role as the greatest monarch and made the nobles live in the palace. You may think this is a little dumb but he also made all the nobles take ballet to be more elegant when a special guest came to the palace or to just be elegant around each other.

Louis XIV married his first cousin Maria Theresa. He ruled France with and without her for 72 years until his death. But during those 72 years he was in a numerous amount of wars and involved himself in the roman empire. He surrounded himself with people just like him so he never gets distracted by ‘silly business.’ He also held a secret group for sharing secrets and classified news. He only had a few people in the group. He showed great loyalty to them and they showed great loyalty to him . Win win situation I guess. He also showed respect and loyalty to all his servants.

Cranny, Michael William. Crossroads: A Meeting of Nations. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Ginn Canada, 1998. Print. Page 62-63

Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. Print page 6,26,531,532,533

Works Cited

Cranny, Michael William. Crossroads: A Meeting of Nations. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Ginn Canada, 1998. Print.

Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. Print.

“Introduction.” Louis XIV. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.

“the life and time of” Louis XIV by Curtis international year published 1967

http://em.chateoulesversail.fr/history/court-people/louis-xiv-time/louis-xiv

 

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