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An Ard Ri 08-26-2011 04:47 AM

His mother,Anne of Austria is one of my alltime favourite Royal historical figures,along with her son Louis XIV!

CyrilVladisla 03-30-2014 08:44 PM

As a result of the marriage of Louis XIV and Maria Teresa of Austria, King Louis XIV acquired rights over the Low Countries.
King Louis XIV was fond of his brother Philippe, Duc d'Orleans.
However Louis did not consider Philippe competent enough to be involved in state business.
King Louis excluded Philippe from councils with his ministers.
Louis XIV brought street lighting and a police force to Paris.
In 1686, he founded the Institut de Saint-Cyr, an academy for impoverished aristocratic girls.
King Louis XIV ordered that table knives have rounded, not pointed ends, to stop them being used as daggers during mealtime arguments.

Dman 10-04-2014 08:30 PM

Sacre bleu! French critics' anger as new series about great monarch Louis XIV is being produced in English-
French critics' anger as new series Versailles about great monarch Louis XIV is being produced in English* | Daily Mail Online

An Ard Ri 11-10-2014 06:42 AM

How to Be Privileged Like Louis XIV!

How to Be Privileged Like Louis XIV

Biri 06-28-2015 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by susan alicia (Post 284591)
yes, and I loved the final scene when she is walking on the allee du roi and he is waiting for her by the gate and they are still in the prime of their life :)

Maybe it was to symbolise their meeting in heaven?:hug:

An Ard Ri 07-21-2015 11:40 AM

A medallic history of the reign of French king Louis XIV – known as the Sun King – is now on show at the British Museum in London

In pictures: medals of the Sun King | History Extra

An Ard Ri 12-19-2015 03:25 PM

Getty Offers Rare Close Up of Louis XIV Tapestries

Getty Offers Rare Close Up of Louis XIV Tapestries | Guardian Liberty Voice

Al_bina 12-20-2015 05:09 PM

:previous:
Thanks for sharing the article!:flowers::flowers:

It is great that some of Louis' XVI tapestries have been preserved and displayed.

An Ard Ri 05-08-2016 10:57 AM

Versailles: Music at the court of Louis XIV

https://www.sanjuanjournal.com/entert...378378991.html

An Ard Ri 05-15-2016 07:41 AM

Was a nine-year-old boy imprisoned for making a joke about Louis XIV’s bald head?

Was a nine-year-old boy imprisoned for making a joke about Louis XIV’s bald head? | History Extra

CyrilVladisla 06-22-2016 10:51 PM

Louis XIV founded the first ballet school.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDtpDlCf94g

Louis XIV wanted to strengthen the economy of France.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTyC3svtvNs

King Louis XIV dedicated Puget's statue of Milo of Crotona in the Gardens at Versailles.
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-kin...-96083265.html

An Ard Ri 08-18-2016 05:55 PM

'Lost' painting by Charles Le Brun for Louis XIV restored

'Lost' painting by Charles Le Brun for Louis XIV restored - BBC News

XeniaCasaraghi 06-09-2018 11:22 PM

I've always liked Louis XIV and admired the man despite him being the poster child for absolute monarchy. There is a wonderful docudrama on YouTube called Rise and Fall of Versailles dealing with Louis XIV-XVI.

Mbruno 06-10-2018 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 2121298)
I've always liked Louis XIV and admired the man despite him being the poster child for absolute monarchy. There is a wonderful docudrama on YouTube called Rise and Fall of Versailles dealing with Louis XIV-XVI.




You might be interested in a very bad Franco-Canadian TV series called Versailles, which focuses on the life of the young King Louis XIV. I say the series is bad because, like in ITV's Victoria, there is a lot of frivolous fiction with no historic accuracy, including unnecessary fictional characters. However, it is interesting that the series also features real historic characters like: Louis XIV's wife, Maria Teresa de Austria, Infanta of Spain and Portugal; Philippe I, duke of Orléans (forefather of the current pretenders to the French throne and Louis XIV's younger brother); Philippe's wives, Henrietta of England (ancestor of the current Jacobite pretenders) and Elizabeth Charlotte, Countess Palatine (also a descendant of James I) ; Charles II of England and Scotland; William of Orange (the future King William III & II of England and Scotland), etc. etc.



Especially for an American audience, who might never have heard anything about the aforementioned persons, it is quite instructive. Just take it as fictional drama, and not as a documentary (again, like Victoria).

XeniaCasaraghi 06-18-2018 09:15 PM

I've seen and heard about the series. My fav people when it comes to Louis are Madame Maintenon and Philippe; I love Philippe on the show but am not happy about how they are handling Maintenon.

An Ard Ri 07-07-2018 01:43 PM

A recent auction at Christie's -Masterpieces from the court of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV King of Franvce and Navarre.

https://www.christies.com/features/M...ng-9268-3.aspx


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