Louis XIV, roi de France, en 1667, par Renart de Saint-André

Louis XIV, roi de France, en 1667, par Renart de Saint-André

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

Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

17th Century France

17th Century France

Louis XIV, King of France, in 1661 Charles Le Brun Portrait of Louis XIV 1661 oil on canvas

In this picture the man is wearing a lace jabot, which are the ruffles on the front of his shirt. the jabot is usually attached to the kneckband and falls down the front of the shirt.

The Baroque Period in all its Grandiloquence

THE SUN AND ITS RAYS - LOUIS XIV AND HIS MISTRESSES.  Many women of the upper echelons became mistresses for almost any reason other than financial benefit. Often they were married, socially well-placed and with a certain degree of independance. Once started, tact and iscretion were essential to the smooth running of the affair, especially in retaining a domestif status quo. And no one would deny that intrigue added glamour - and the thrill of danger - to the liaison.

THE SUN AND ITS RAYS - LOUIS XIV AND HIS MISTRESSES. Many women of the upper echelons became mistresses for almost any reason other than financial benefit. Often they were married, socially well-placed and with a certain degree of independance. Once started, tact and iscretion were essential to the smooth running of the affair, especially in retaining a domestif status quo. And no one would deny that intrigue added glamour - and the thrill of danger - to the liaison.

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Bust of Louis XIV, 1665, Château de Versailles, Salon of Diana

BERNINI Gian Lorenzo - Italian (Naples Rome) - The Bust of Louis XIV - 1665 during Berninis visit to Paris. It has been called the “grandest piece of portraiture of the baroque age”.

Louis XIV (1638-1715; reigned 1643-1715) “The Grand Monarch” detested the mobs of Paris and Paris itself. He moved his capital to Versailles in the 1680s. He sponsored economic reconstruction, but his wars across Europe eventually brought France to near ruin. He did little to quell the unrest that was building among the people. Louis married a Spanish princess, Marie Thérèse, in 1660. Known as the “Sun King” because he was the center of the social and political life of the French state.

Louis XIV (robes of state) aka. Louis XIV of France by George Stuart

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]

The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.

https://thoughtleadershipzen.blogspot.com/ #ThoughtLeadership Puget présentant la statue de Milon de Crotone à Louis XIV dans les Jardins de Versailles

lecomtesanstete: “ Puget presenting his statue of Milo of Croton to Louis XIV in the gardens of Versailles (detail), by Devéria Eugène, ”

(detail of Louis XIV) at the Académie de Sciences, 1666 in the large group portrait painting by Testelin.

64 (detail of Louis XIV) at the Académie de Sciences, 1666 in the large group portrait painting by Testelin.

Philippe Vignon 1638-1701 - the two surviving daughters of Madame de Montespan and Louis XIV - the blonde, Francoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'Orléans, 2nde Mademoiselle de Blois (1677-1749)  and Louise-Francoise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Nantes, Duchesse de Bourbon (1673-1743)

Daughters of Louis XIV and Mme. de Montespan: Louise Francoise, Princesse de Conde (the elder of the on the right, Francoise Marie, Duchesse d'Orleans on the left. Reinette: Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty

Marie Mancini; by Jacob Ferdinand Voet. King Louis XIV had a huge crush on Marie and even wanted to marry her. Her family did not want the match and sent her away to marry the Italian prince, Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, who remarked after their wedding night that he was surprised to find her still a virgin. The bridegroom had not expected to find, "innocence among the loves of kings."

frenchhistory: “ “ Jacob Ferdinand Voet - Portrait de Maria Mancini ” Anna Maria (Marie) Mancini (August 1639 – May was the third of the five Mancini sisters;

Louis XIV and his brother, Pilippe de France, duc d'Orleans, 1740's, French school

Breeching (boys) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia King Louis XIV and his brother, Duc D' Orleans 2

Late 17thC early 18thC shoes of Louis XIV - not surprising they are over-ornamented!

SHOES THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Shoes of Louis XIV September 1638 – 1 September known as Louis the Great or the Sun King)

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