31 Famous Quotes By Louis XIV Of France That You Should Know
King of France
Founder / Co Founder:
Académie royale d'architecture, Académie Royale de Danse, Paris Opera, Royal Academy of Dance, French Academy of Sciences, Paris Opera Ballet
Louis XIV of France was the emperor of France during the classical age. He was born in the royal family to Louis XIII but could not enjoy much of the lavish life as his father passed away when he was just four. He inherited the throne with his mother acting as his regent for the initial years. He was tutored under the Chief Minister, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, who also attained great power in the regime as he had helped the emperor during the civil war. After his death, Louis started taking his own decisions to empower absolute monarchy in the nation. He introduced various reforms including economic and fiscal, which were called as the ‘Gift of God’ by his subjects. He also aimed to develop arts and culture and supported them financially. He went on to lead his first war against Spain as his wife was deprived of inheriting her father’s regime. This war turned out to be unsuccessful and dissatisfied Louis raged the ‘Franco-Dutch War’ which went on for the next six years and proved to be a success. He further led a couple of wars, which resulted into the drain of country’s resources and made him infamous as a war lover. Here is a compilation of sayings and quotations by Louis XIV of France which have been scanned from his life. Read on the thoughts and quotes by Louis XIV of France which reflects his ambitious character.