Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

Portrait of Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, by Hyacinthe Rigaud, Château de Versailles à Versailles, Île-de-France

The Baroque Period in all its Grandiloquence

Portrait of Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, by Hyacinthe Rigaud, Château de Versailles à Versailles, Île-de-France

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre (1638-1715) portrait en buste et en cuirasse, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), vers 1662, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre (1638-1715) portrait en buste et en cuirasse, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), vers 1662, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux

Louis XIV, roi de France, avec son frère Philippe, duc d'Orléans (en rouge, à droite) et Colbert (en noir, à gauche), par Testelin

Louis XIV, roi de France, avec son frère Philippe, duc d'Orléans (en rouge, à droite) et Colbert (en noir, à gauche), par Testelin

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]

The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

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]

From the history of pants 16-17 century. Pants like skirt .. - Interesting and forgotten - life and curiosities of past eras.

From the history of pants 16-17 century. Pants like skirt .. - Interesting and forgotten - life and curiosities of past eras.

THE SUN AND ITS RAYS - LOUIS XIV AND HIS MISTRESSES.  Many women of the upper echelons became mistresses for almost any reason other than financial benefit. Often they were married, socially well-placed and with a certain degree of independance. Once started, tact and iscretion were essential to the smooth running of the affair, especially in retaining a domestif status quo. And no one would deny that intrigue added glamour - and the thrill of danger - to the liaison.

THE SUN AND ITS RAYS - LOUIS XIV AND HIS MISTRESSES. Many women of the upper echelons became mistresses for almost any reason other than financial benefit. Often they were married, socially well-placed and with a certain degree of independance. Once started, tact and iscretion were essential to the smooth running of the affair, especially in retaining a domestif status quo. And no one would deny that intrigue added glamour - and the thrill of danger - to the liaison.

Portrait of the dauphin Louis, future Louis XIV (1638-1715) circa 1641-1642, attribué à Claude Deruet (1588-1660).

Portrait of the dauphin Louis, future Louis XIV (1638-1715) circa 1641-1642, attribué à Claude Deruet (1588-1660).

Louis XIV, roi de France, en 1666. Le roi est accompagné de son frère Philippe, duc d'Orléans (en rouge, à droite), et de Colbert (debout en noir, à gauche).

Louis XIV, roi de France, en 1666. Le roi est accompagné de son frère Philippe, duc d'Orléans (en rouge, à droite), et de Colbert (debout en noir, à gauche).

The Fountains of Versailles in the Time of Louis XIV

The Fountains of Versailles in the Time of Louis XIV

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Louis XIV, 1665  Marble (Chateau de Versailles). In April 1665 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) succumbed to the ongoing entreaties of Louis XIV and went to Paris to work on designs for the east facade of the Louvre, then the royal residence. Everywhere along his route people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the famous artist, then in his 67th year.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Louis XIV, 1665 Marble (Chateau de Versailles). In April 1665 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) succumbed to the ongoing entreaties of Louis XIV and went to Paris to work on designs for the east facade of the Louvre, then the royal residence. Everywhere along his route people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the famous artist, then in his 67th year.

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