No, i am thinking of the man the french consider their greatest king: louis xiv ( 1638-1715 technically becoming king at the age of five, and ruling from 1643 until his death) the psychological parallels between louis and donald trump are striking, and the 21st century billionaire could learn from the. Between 1643 and 1792 france was ruled by just three kings, all of them named louis under the first of these kings, louis xvi, royal power was increased and extended across france his successors, however, found it difficult to assert similar levels of royal power over a nation that was rapidly changing and approaching. This is also the basic policy with which louis started by trying to annex the spanish netherlands, a goal he almost achieved during his reign louis xiv however made it clear that he wanted to rule the whole of europe, a policy that could only lead to ranging the whole of. His extreme fear of the loss of power led to poor decision making, which caused the court to be of lower quality king louis xiv's disastrous rule brought about a series of effects that influenced the french revolution in the following century king louis xiv's 72 year reign was incredibly influential in shaping french show. In that time, he transformed the monarchy, ushered in a golden age of art and literature, presided over a dazzling royal court at versailles, annexed key territories and established his country as the dominant european power during the final decades of louis xiv's rule, france was weakened by several lengthy wars that.
From his base in versailles, louis xiv ruled over a centralised, absolutist state which revolved entirely around him the king lived in the main wing of the palace, on the first floor, in a suite of three apartments reserved for his use he applied a strict etiquette at court, a set of rules and protocols by which his noble courtiers. Louis xiv became king at the age of four his reign was the longest that ever lasted of any european monarch he began ruling after the death of cardinal mazarin, his chief minister (weakness for the people, and strength for himself) mar 9, 1661. Sensing imminent death, louis xiii decided to put his affairs in order in the spring of 1643, when louis xiv was four years old in defiance of custom, which would have made queen anne the sole regent of france, the king decreed that a regency council would rule on his son's behalf his lack of faith in queen anne's.
Louis xiv, byname louis the great, louis the grand monarch, or the sun king, french louis le grand, louis le grand monarque, or le roi soleil, (born september 5, 1638, saint-germain-en-laye, france—died september 1, 1715, versailles, france), king of france (1643–1715) who ruled his country, principally from his. Ouch, that's a hard one it was louis xv and before him louis xiv and before him louis xiii that's where it gets tricky however : before him, it was henri iv. In spite of setbacks in the 1700s, the reforms of finance in an era of economic stagnation enabled the crown to sustain stronger and larger armed forces than ever before during louis xiv's personal rule france had almost no navy to speak of in 1661 (ten warships and twelve frigates), but colbert was immediately given. Louis xiv's domestic policy was to transform france louis xiv built on louis xiii's policy of extending absolute royal rule (centralised absolutism) to all parts of the kingdom louis was the archetypal absolutist monarch aided by politicians such as jean-baptiste colbert, and more especially, jules mazarin, louis stamped.
Illustration of coin currency, during the rule of louis xiv of france, vintage engraved illustration dictionary of words and things - larive and fleury - 1895 vector art, clipart and stock vectors image 35354941. As king, louis xvi focused primarily on religious freedom and foreign policy while none doubted his intellectual ability to rule france, it was quite clear that, although raised as the dauphin since 1765, he lacked firmness and decisiveness his desire to be loved by his people is evident in the prefaces of many of his edicts. King louis xiv was ambitious, extravagant, glamorous, immoral and powerful just as the kingdom of france was under his rule he was grandeur personified and yet, beyond that, it is hard to generalize him he was supremely arrogant and yet would receive the poorest of his subjects in audience he was.
After hearing of mazarin's death king louis xiv summoned superintendent of finances nicolas fouquet, secretary of state for war and the navy michel le tellier, and minister of state hugues de lionne and told them that his full council would meet the next day. Comparing king louis xiv of france and king philip ii of spain - the palace of versailles was built by king louis xiv of france and the escorial was built by king philip ii of spain the two kings each had their differences about their beliefs on how to rule, yet there are some similarities louis xiv believed in showing off his. Because of his attempts to centralize so much power in himself, a short term result of his rule was a civil war called the fronde, in which the nobles rebelled against him the uprising lasted from 1648–53 before it was finally crushed despite the short term problem of civil unrest, the long term effect of louis xiv's reign was to.
Limitations of louis xiv's absolutist rule on economic, religious and domestic developments during his reign (1643-1715) in his book, louis xiv and absolutism, william beik undertakes the mission of presenting the readers with primary and secondary sources from louis xiv's reign in the light of the latest researches that. Economic policies 3 economic background as we have seen, louis xiv came to the throne at age five because of his young age, a trusted member of court, cardinal mazarin, was selected to rule for him as regent until louis came of age mazarin was a shrewd economist who had made france into.
Louis xiv of france ruled as the king of france from 1643 until his death in 1715 this biography of louis xiv of france provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. When mazarin died in 1661, the 23-year-old louis decided to rule without a chief minister he regarded himself as an absolute monarch, with his power coming directly from god he carefully cultivated his image and took the sun as his emblem between 1661 and 1689, he built a magnificent palace at versailles and. King louis xiv (1638–1715) of france was the longest-reigning king in european history his rule lasted for nearly 73 years louis was a member of the european royal house of bourbon, which ruled france from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century monarchs from the bourbon dynasty ruled in some of the italian.