Louis XIV (reign: 1643–1715), known as the “Grand Monarch” and the “Sun King,” used to be appeared upon because the excellent form of an absolute monarch. His exclamation, “L’etat c’est moi” (“I am the state”), not just exhibits his personality yet properly 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 background of the realm, even though Victoria of britain, who governed sixty-four years, loved longer dependable reign.
He used to be the son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, and have become king while yet 5 years of age. His mom and her nice minister, Mazarin, in the course of the early years held the ideal strength, and exercised it in how to make the management very unpopular. the worries of the Fronde [a French civil warfare] arose and have been with trouble placed down, and two times the court docket was once obliged to escape from Paris. Little recognition used to be 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 demise of Mazarin in 1661 he declared that he may henceforth be his personal leader minister.
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