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Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death.[1] His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.[2]

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Design by Henri de Gissey – Apollo: for Louis XIV – c.1654.

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Louis XIV as Apollo in "Le Ballet de la nuit." Painting by Henri Gissey 1653 via Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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Louis XIV (1638-1715; reigned 1643-1715) Known as the “Sun King” because he was the center of the social and political life of the French state.

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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600986877769/ Louis XIV in 1673 | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600986878829/

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Portrait of King Louis XIV, by Charles Le Brun, c. 1655.

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Francoise "Athenaise", Marquise de Montespan. Mistress of Louis XIV and mother of four surviving children.

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Château de Versailles

.En entrant dans le Parc du Château de Versailles, le Roi Soleil, LOUIS X1V sur son cheval.

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from Mail Online

Oh la la! Lavish 250-year-old desk where King of France's mistress Madame de Pompadour penned her love letters goes under the hammer (and it could be yours for a cool £5m)

rococo, madame de pompadour

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