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Louis XIV

By David Besozzi from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in HISTORY

This video belongs to the following courses: European World

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Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), 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. Louis XIV believed in and "Absolute Monarchy" is a monarchical form of government in which the monarch exercises ultimate governing authority as head of state and head of government; his or her powers are not limited by a constitution or by the law.

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