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Louis XIV

  • Louis XIV's birth date

    He was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.
  • King of France (start of his reign)

  • Louis XIV's marriage

    Louis XIV's marriage
    He got married to Marie-Thérèse of Austria.
  • Mazarin's death

    Mazarin's death
    After the death of Mazarin, prime minister, he started to rule by himself. He believed in dictatorship by divine right and viewed himself as God's representative.
  • War of Devolution

    War of Devolution
    Louis XIV invaded the Spanish Netherlands.
  • Third Dutch War

    Third Dutch War
    Louis XIV invaded again the Spanish Netherlands.
  • Marie-Thérèse of Austria's death

    The queen died in 1683, after so, he secretly married the pious marchioness de Maintenon.
  • Edict of Nantes

    Louis XIV tried to convert French Protestants by force, he revoked the Edict of Nantes.
  • King of France (end of his reign)

    His reign ended along with his death which lasted 72 years.
  • Louis XIV's death date

    He died in the Palace of Versailles, France at the age of 76.