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The New Palace - Herrenchiemsee Castle, Lake Chiemsee, Germany - 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired the Herreninsel as the location for his Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee (New Palace). Modelled after Versailles, this palace was built as a "Temple of Fame" for King Louis XIV of France, whom the Bavarian monarch fervently admired.


Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

Maria Theresa of Austria (Spanish: María Teresa; French: Marie-Thérèse) (10 September 1638 – 30 July 1683) was the daughter of Philip IV, King of Spain and Elizabeth of France. Maria Theresa was Queen of France as wife of King Louis XIV and mother of the Grand Dauphin, an ancestor of the last four Bourbon kings of France.

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The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death.[1] His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.[2]


Francoise "Athenaise", Marquise de Montespan. Mistress of Louis XIV and mother of four surviving children.


Hall of Mirrors, Neues Schloß Herrenchiemsee Herrenchiemsee, Bavaria, Germany | © Jim Zuckerman


Thesis 1 - France Of the four major absolutist states, France had the most effective model of absolutism in consolidating political power and sustaining it. Louis XIV came to power when he was four years old and started his supreme power rule when he was 23. As an absolutist he had all the power. His reign lasted from 1643 to 1715.

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Château de Versailles

.En entrant dans le Parc du Château de Versailles, le Roi Soleil, LOUIS X1V sur son cheval.