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Why is the reign of Louis XIV so important?

Louis XIV was known as the Sun King and was the prime example of absolute monarchy in 17th and 18th century Europe. He was significant for a few reasons: Government control - by building the palace at Versailles and holding court there, Louis was able to control the policy-making in absolute France.

Similarly, it is asked, how did Louis XIV control the ambitions of the French nobility?

Louis XIV installed his royal court at Versailles. He required all the great nobility of France, to come live at Versailles for at least part of the year. This has the effect of reducing one major threat to his power - Nobility. Louis XIV required the nobles to live at the palace.

How did King Louis XIV die?

Gangrene

What is Louis the 14th known for?

He became king of France aged 5 on the death of his father, Louis XIII, in 1643. He died in 1715. As king of France, Louis XIV developed a formidable relationship with the most famous politician of his reign – Jules Mazarin (Giulio Mazzarini). Mazarin supported his master's desire to be an absolute ruler.
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