Louis xiv was a mere 5 years old when he became king of france in 1643 and because he lived to the ripe old age of 77, he had plenty of time to establish his place in french history when he was 18, louis xiv took part in a court entertainment known as a masque, a mixture of dance, drama, and music. 5 general aspects of louis' rule 51 the louvre louis xiv is justly associated with versailles, but he ruled from the louvre for over 20 years made french art. Louis xiv became king of france in 1643 at the age of 5 until louis was 23, cardinal mazarin, the head of the french catholic church, controlled the government.
Louis was born on 5 september 1638 at st germain-en-laye he became king at the age of four on the death of his father, louis xiii while louis was a child, his mother, anne of austria, served as. King louis xiv of france, despite reigning more than 370 years ago, remains an iconic figure for most he was the quintessential absolute monarch, everyone remembering his famous quote, the state. Why famous: the longest ruling monarch in european history, louis xiv came to the throne aged 4 and went on to rule for 72 years his rule established france as one of the pre-eminent powers of europe, through early reforms, successful wars, creation of a french empire and through his patronage of.
If i had a nickel for every time someone asked me the difference among the louis styles, i could buy a few postcards of versailles so today, let's do a quick survey of the style of louis xiv, the famous sun king, who brilliantly used architecture, gardens and interiors to construct the ultimate. Louis xiv was a new breed of king he reigned with absolute power in an absolute monarch as the longest ruling of france for over 72 years on this day may 6 th , in 1682, louis xiv moves the french court from paris to versailles. The rulers of france: from 840 until 2017 share flipboard including the carolingian and not french louis i the sun king louis xiv, and just two people later. King louis xiv, also known as the sun king, established a more centralized government, refined the absolute monarchy that defined the french method of governance, created a court at versailles and led france through four long wars king louis xiv assumed the throne as king of france at the age of 4. Louis xiv became the king of france at four years old after his father died since louis was so young, he got help ruling from his prime minister cardinal mazarin french nobles did not like mazarin because they thought he was taking power away from them.
Louis xiv of france jump to louis declared that he would rule france without a chief minister, something no french king had done in living memory he intended to. The need to reign supreme in cultural matters also spawned french classicism, the crowning cultural achievement of france's golden age under louis xiv as the sun king's reign passed into its twilight years, some judged the social stability and routine he had created as oppressive to the individual spirit. Under the direction of king louis xiv, france achieved unprecedented dominance in europe, and her culture flourished louis' court was renowned for its splendor and sophistication he helped advance the arts in every field through his enlightened patronage everything french was in vogue on the.
Louis xiv did not want to allow protestants to practice their faith in largely catholic france perhaps he was motivated by religion, but it is more likely that louis, who believed in the motto, one king, one law, one faith, felt that the existence of this minority undermined his own political authority. Mention mazarin's role in king louis xiv's rule emphasize the impact that king louis xiv had on french law and culture the reign of louis xiv in france: accomplishments & influence related. Under rule of louis xiv, france had the largest population and the greatest army, making it the most powerful country in europe the monarch soon decided that it was time to start expanding in 1667, french troops invaded the spanish netherlands in an attempt to expand the french border. Louis xiv: what france's sun king did for art according to the tradition of the french kings, louis xiv liked to act as a generous patron and supporter of artists - with the ulterior motive.
Love and louis xiv is the perfect book to read in bed on a long summer day — or a short winter one i tried reading it at my desk, but was inexorably drawn to the couch, no doubt by the. What was france like under the rule of louis xiv what were the rights of the french citizens under king louis xiv's rule more questions. King louis xiv was the sun king as he preferred to be referred to, as he believed he was sent by god personally to rule france which he did, and for no less than 72 years his reign from the age of 4 in 1643 up until his death at the age of 76 in 1715 makes him the longest-serving monarch not only in the history of france but in all europe.