Louis XIV

Louis XIV

Born: September 5, 1638

Died: September 1, 1715

Nationality: French

Occupation: Royalty

Biography: Louis XIV, known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre. He holds the distinction of being the longest-reigning king in European history, reigning for 72 years and 110 days.

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Louis XIV

“I am the state.”

- Louis XIV

Source/Notes: Supposedly said before the Parlement de Paris, 13 April 1655. In French: "L'État c'est moi." - Attributed in: Histoire de Paris (1834) by Jacques-Antoine Dulaure.

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