Louis XIV of France

1638 - 1715

Louis XIV of France

Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history. Louis XIV's France was emblematic of the age of absolutism in Europe.Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661, after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XIV of France has received more than 15,206,855 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Louis XIV of France ranks 5 out of 14,801Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, and Donald Trump. After him are Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Vladimir Lenin, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Charlemagne, and Elizabeth I of England.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2 out of 4,109Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are Joan of Arc (1412), René Descartes (1596), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Blaise Pascal (1623), Molière (1622), Louis Pasteur (1822), Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), and Nostradamus (1503).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Claudius (-10), Philip IV of France (1268), and Napoleon II (1811).

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