Louis Xiv: the Sun King

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“I am the state.” This quote refers to why Louis XIV was called The Sun King. Louis took the sun as the symbol of his power. He stated, “Since the sun stands at the center of the solar system, The Sun King stands at the center of the nation.”

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Louis Xiv: the Sun KingLouis XIV: The Sun KingI am the state. This quote refers to why Louis XIV was called The Sun King. Louis took the sun as the symbol of his power. He stated, Since the sun stands at the center of the solar system, The Sun King stands at the center of the nation. Louis XIV ruled France from 1643-1715 and was known as one of the most dominant rulers during the age of absolutism. Louis carried the French monarchy to its peak of absolute power as France became the most dominant country in Europe. Louis was appointed King at such a young age and once his Chief Minister Cardinal Mazarin died, Louis took over the government by himself. Through reforms in politics, economic policies, religious practices, social beliefs, and intellectual ideas and arts, Louis XIV rebuilt France into one of the most dominant countries in Europe.Louis XIV was born on Septemb

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