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Top Questions: Louis XIV


Louis XIV, King of France

What is Louis XIV known for? Louis XIV, king of France (1643–1715), ruled his country during one of its most brilliant periods. Today he remains the symbol of absolute monarchy of the classical age.
How old was Louis XIV when he acceded to the throne? Louis XIV succeeded his father as king of France on May 14, 1643, at the age of four years and eight months, becoming the master and owner of 19 million subjects.
How did Louis XIV die? In 1715, four days shy of his 77th birthday, Louis XIV died from gangrene associated with an infection in his leg.
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