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Louis XIV


Louis XIV, named at his birth Louis-Dieudonné and nicknamed the Sun King or Louis le Grand (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, September 5, 1638 - Versailles, September 1, 1715) is, from May 14, 1643 until his dead, king of France and Navarre, the third of the House of Bourbon of the Capetian dynasty. Louis XIV, reigned for 72 years: he is the head of state who ruled France the longest and the monarch who reigned the longest in Europe.


Video: King Louis XIV Adored His Many Mistresses Private Lives of Monarchs. Smithsonian Channel (November 2021).