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 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 history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XIV of France has received more than 16,258,138 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Louis XIV of France is the 5th most popular politician, 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 5 out of 15,710Before him are Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump. After him are Augustus, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Elizabeth I of England.

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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, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Emperor Go-Sai, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Carlo Fontana. Among people deceased in 1715, Louis XIV of France ranks 1After him are Nicolas Malebranche, Thomas Savery, François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Antoine Galland, William Dampier, Gülnuş Sultan, Pu Songling, 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 5,234Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Charlemagne (748), Voltaire (1694), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), and Jules Verne (1828).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are Charlemagne (748), Louis XVI of France (1754), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), and Louis XIII of France (1601).