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Louis de Bourbon, Comte de Vermandois Pierre Mignard. Louis de Bourbon, Comte de Vermandois was born illegitimately on 20 October 1667 at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France. He was the son of Louis XIV, Roi de France and Louise Françoise de la Baume le Blanc, Duchesse de la Vallière.1 He died on 18 November 1683 at age 16 at Courtrai, Belgium. He gained the title of Comte de Vermandois.1 In 1669 his birth was legitimised

Louis de Bourbon Comte Vermandois son of Louis XIV and Louise de La Valliere (mistress to the king who became a nun deserting her son at court He died young Painting by Mignard

Louis XIV (1638-1715), 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. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.

Louis XIV known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King…

Allegory of the Treaty of Nimegue, 10 August, 1678:  a meeting of Louis XIV and Charles II of Spain, sealing their alliance under the blessing of the Holy Spirit, circa 1678, Flemish school (Chateau de Versailles)

Allegory of the Treaties of Nijmegen. Charles II of Spain and his cousin Louis XIV of France sealing their alliance under the blessing of the Holy Spirit, 1678 ~ Atelier of Gaspard de Crayer.

Unknown, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, 17th century

Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon Second wife of Louis XIV

Le 1er septembre 2015 marque le 300e anniversaire de la mort du roi Louis XIV. Pour ce tricentenaire, le château de Versailles propose aux internautes, sur Twitter, de revivre la mort du Roi-Soleil en temps réel. | Le passionnant récit de la mort de Louis XIV sur Twitter

Le passionnant récit de la mort de Louis XIV sur Twitter

Le 1er septembre 2015 marque le 300e anniversaire de la mort du roi Louis XIV. Pour ce tricentenaire, le château de Versailles propose aux internautes, sur Twitter, de revivre la mort du Roi-Soleil en temps réel. | Le passionnant récit de la mort de Louis XIV sur Twitter

Marriage of Louis XIII (1601-1643) to Anne of Austria (1601-1666), circa 1615, French school (Musee des Augustins a Toulouse)

Jean Chalette:The Marriage of Louis XIII King of France and Navarre and Anne of Austria Infanta of Spain, in 1615

Mme de Maintenon à Saint-Cyr

about Louis XIV of France secretly marries Madame de Maintenon & begins to be strongly affected by her drab religiosity.

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