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King Louis XIV. Born September 5, 1638. Ruled France from: 1643-1715. Parents of Louis XIV- Louis XIII and Ann of Austria. Born 23 years after their Marriage. Father died when he was 5. Grew up in a poverty stricken court. King’s Assets: Handsome Brilliant Well Educated

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King Louis XIV

Born September 5, 1638

Ruled France from:

1643-1715


Parents of Louis XIV- Louis XIII and Ann of Austria

Born 23 years after their Marriage

Father died when he was 5

Grew up in a poverty stricken court


  • King’s Assets:

  • Handsome

  • Brilliant

  • Well Educated

  • Skilled listener

  • Trustworthy

  • Excellent memory

  • Good Judge of character

  • Hard working

  • Good common sense

  • Excellent dancer

  • Good musician

  • Charming story teller

  • Master of perfect manners

  • Well Disciplined


Kings’ Character Flaws:

  • Selfish

  • Arrogant

  • Egotistical

  • Always wanted people to be happy around him


Married: 1660

Marie

Therese

Of

Spain

10 September 1638 –

30 July 1683

Age 44


Marquese of montespan
Marquese of Montespan

Mistress

to

Louise XIV


Monstespan and 4 of her 7 children with louis xiv
Monstespan and 4 of her 7 children with Louis XIV


Hired a nanny madam de maintenon
Hired a Nanny- Madam De Maintenon


secretly Married King Louis XVI In July of 1683, six months after the death of Louis XIV's wife, Maria Theresa

She died on 15 April 1719


Versailles after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

Located about 15 miles outside of Paris


Exterior was a combination of classical and after the death of Louis XIV's wife, Baroque styles in architecture


Baroque style after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

  • 1600-1750

  • Known as a “State of Mind”

  • Effects

    • Architecture, painting, music and literature

  • Extravagant

  • The age of exquisite and refined manners


Mercury Room after the death of Louis XIV's wife,


Ballet after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

The King took ballet lessons for 22 years.

At the age of 15 he played the role as the Sun King “Le Roi Soleil” in the production of the:

“Ballet of the Night”


Court after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

Life

At

Versailles


Education after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

at

St.

Cyr


AGE: 7-12 after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

  • Subjects taught:

  • Catechism (religion)

  • Sacred History

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Arithmetic

  • Elements of Music

Age: 11-14

  • Added to their curriculum:

  • Geography

  • Mythology

AGE: 14-17

  • Added to their curriculum:

  • Language

  • Advanced religion

  • Conduct

  • Dancing


AGE: 17-21 after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

  • Subjects taught:

  • This group was devoted to Moral instruction and advanced needlework.

After completing her education at St. Cyr every girl was given a complete outfit of clothes and a dowry of 3000 Francs.

She could enter the Royal Abbey as a Nun, become a schoolteacher or marry.


Affair of the Poisons after the death of Louis XIV's wife,

IN 1676 A scandal rocked the court of Louis VIV.

When it was all said and done, 147 Confessed to serious crimes and all escaped death but were imprisoned for life.

The results:

Nobility declined in the sight of the lower class.

The sale of poisons was strictly controlled after 1682 and Private Laboratories were forbidden

Nicholas Gabriel

De La Reynie

La Voision, Witch

Marquise

De Brinvilliers


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