Louis XIV (reign: 1643–1715), known as the “Grand Monarch” and the “Sun King,” was once seemed upon because the excellent kind of an absolute monarch. His exclamation, “L’etat c’est moi” (“I am the state”), not just exhibits his personality yet appropriately describes the stipulations of affairs in France in his time. Louis used to be a monarch for seventy-two years, an extended time than the other ruler within the heritage of the realm, even supposing Victoria of britain, who governed sixty-four years, loved longer liable reign.
He used to be 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, throughout the early years held the ultimate strength, and exercised it in the way to make the management very unpopular. the worries of the Fronde [a French civil battle] arose and have been with trouble positioned down, and two times the court docket used to be obliged to escape from Paris. Little recognition was once paid to the king’s schooling and little was once identified approximately his personality, and therefore it got here as a shock while at the demise of Mazarin in 1661 he declared that he might henceforth be his personal leader minister.
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