Louis XIV (reign: 1643–1715), known as the “Grand Monarch” and the “Sun King,” was once appeared upon because the ideal form of an absolute monarch. His exclamation, “L’etat c’est moi” (“I am the state”), not just indicates his personality yet adequately describes the stipulations of affairs in France in his time. Louis was once a monarch for seventy-two years, an extended time than the other ruler within the historical past of the area, even though Victoria of britain, who governed sixty-four years, loved longer accountable reign.
He was once the son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, and have become king whilst yet 5 years of age. His mom and her nice minister, Mazarin, in the course of the early years held the best strength, and exercised it in the way to make the management very unpopular. the concerns of the Fronde [a French civil warfare] arose and have been with trouble placed down, and two times the courtroom used to be obliged to escape from Paris. Little awareness was once paid to the king’s schooling and little used to be identified approximately his personality, and therefore it got here as a shock whilst at the dying of Mazarin in 1661 he declared that he might henceforth be his personal leader minister.
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