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Louis XIV of France

1638 - 1715

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Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné; 5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), also known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any sovereign in history whose date is verifiable. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XIV of France has received more than 16,547,056 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Louis XIV of France is the 4th most popular politician (up from 5th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from France and the 2nd most popular French Politician.

Louis XIV of France is most famous for his lavish lifestyle and his long reign. He is also famous for the Palace of Versailles.

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Among politicians, Louis XIV of France ranks 4 out of 15,577Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and Julius Caesar. After him are Joseph Stalin, Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Vladimir Putin.

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Among people born in 1638, Louis XIV of France ranks 1After him are Maria Theresa of Spain, Shunzhi Emperor, Nicolas Malebranche, Nicolas Steno, Catherine of Braganza, Emperor Go-Sai, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Christoph Cellarius. Among people deceased in 1715, Louis XIV of France ranks 1After him are Nicolas Malebranche, Gülnuş Sultan, François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, Thomas Savery, Marie Mancini, William Dampier, Antoine Galland, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Pu Songling.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2 out of 6,011Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Jules Verne (1828).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), and Francis I of France (1494).