The Life of King Louis XIV

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  • Louis XIV became the King.

    Louis XIV became the King.
    Video: King Louis XIV He was crowned as the King after the death of Louis XII, while he was just the age of 4.
  • Peace of Westphalia

    Peace of Westphalia
    This come to the end of the 30 years war between France and the Austrian Habsburgs France. France was able to gain some land at the City of Breisach.
  • The Marriage Of King Louis XIV

    The Marriage Of King Louis XIV
    King Louis married with Maria Teresa, the Infanta of Spain.
  • Louis XIV weaken the noble system. and give more power to the government.

    Louis XIV weaken the noble system. and give more power to the government.
    After the death of Mazarin, he take the control of the government system by himself. While he gave more power to the goverment system who collect taxes and administered justice, he weaken the power of the nobles.
  • Louis XIV trying to expand France.

    Louis XIV trying to expand France.
    He tried to expand the French boundaries. First he tried to attack the Spanish Netherlands, and it was a success and was able to gain 12 towns. Then he try to invade Dutch Netherlands, but failed to the attack. At least France gained 12 new town to their boundary.
  • Louis XIV still attempt to attack for more land.

    Louis XIV still attempt to attack for more land.
    Still he wanted to expand more of France. So he test out some of his luck, but he mainly run out of troop and wasn't able to gain any additional land.
  • The expanding of the Palace of Versailles.

    The expanding of the Palace of Versailles.
    Video: History of Palace of Versailles During that time, the size of the palace can show how great is the power of the king is. So Louis XIV decided to expand the Palace of Versailles using the people tax. The palace is actually the residence for the King of France. It was beautifully built.
  • The appreciation of art.

    The appreciation of art.
    He made art very popular during that time of his power. His favorite type of art is ballet and opera. He declare that the purpose of art is not to worship god, but instead honor the King.
  • Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

    Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
    Louis slow the enomic of the France. He cancle the Edict of Nantes, because he didn't like the religion of the Huguenots. This result in many business men leaving the country.
  • The Weakness of France

    The Weakness of France
    The King of England join the leader of many European countries and try to attack France. While France start to get poor in money. Still France was added to the war, so Louis XIV raise the taxed for the war. But most people couldn't affort it. France suffer greatly in the war.
  • Spanish attacking France.

    Spanish attacking France.
    France got attack from the Spanish and as well as many other European countries. France wasn't able to hold up, so France lose some wealth and colony to the Spanish.
  • The Death of King Louis XIV

    The Death of King Louis XIV
    Many wars have ruin the France, where lots of suffering happen. Through his illness, he died on his bed. After the people know that King Louis XIV died, they were happy about it.
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    King Louis XIV

    Declared as King - Death (Louis XIV)