- n. king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
“It was he who, during the conflict between Louis XIV and Alexander VII regarding the reservation of the Host, advised”
“The allodial lands of the family, however, were claimed by Louis XIV for his brother the Duke of Orléans, who was wedded to the sister of”
“The reign of Louis XIV marked the apogee of the French Protectorate in the East, for not only the Latin missionaries of all nationalities, but also the heads of all Catholic communities, regardless of rite or nationality, appealed to the Grand Roi, and, at the recommendation of his ambassadors and consuls to the Porte and the pashas, obtained justice and protection from their enemies.”
“Gentleman of the Bedchamber under the Kings Henri IV, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV surnamed the Great, with all the most memorable events which took place during the reigns of those three Majesties, from the year”
“The first official relations were formed between France and China when the missionaries brought thither by the "Amphitrite", the first French vessel seen in Chinese waters (1699), presented gifts from Louis XIV to Emperor K'ang-hi.”
“Louis XIV and the minister Lionne are masterpieces of diplomatic language.”
“At the instigation of Mazarin, Louis XIV (16 Dec., 1652) signed an order of arrest against Retz.”
“Church of St-Eustache, built between 1532 and 1637, was the scene of the First Communion of Louis XIV (1649), the funeral oration of”
“L'ETAT C'EST MOI had unfortunately been practically their ruling principle long ere Louis XIV ventured to put it into words.”
“February, 1673, Louis XIV issued a declaration, extending the droit de régale over all France.”
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