To What Extent Was Louis XIV the Sun King?

May 8th, 2015
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In `1643, when the five year old Louis XIV became king of France, Cardinal Mazarin was still Chief Minister. Although did manage to negotiate the Peace of Westphalia and end the 30 years’ war in France’s favor, Mazarin did nothing to stop the Frondes, the rebellion of the nobles that took place from 1648-1653, which forever influenced the young Louis’s life and rule.

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To What Extent Was Louis XIV the Sun King?In `1643, when the five year old Louis XIV became king of France, Cardinal Mazarin was still Chief Minister. Although did manage to negotiate the Peace of Westphalia and end the 30 years war in Frances favor, Mazarin did nothing to stop the Frondes, the rebellion of the nobles that took place from 1648-1653, which forever influenced the young Louiss life and rule. When Mazarin then died in 1661 France, the 23 year old Louis XIV decided there would be no more chief ministers and he would rule alone. Louis XIV wanted to be an absolute monarc

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