Louis XIV: The Sun King

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What nickname did Louis XIV give himself, and why?

The Sun King, as he believed he was like the sun to France

Why did Louis XIV believe he was chosen by God to rule?

Because he claimed to receive a divine revelation

How did Louis XIV symbolize his belief that everything revolved around him?

By making the sun his royal symbol

During his reign, which countries did Louis XIV go to war with?

The Netherlands, England, and Spain

Test your knowledge about the reign of Louis XIV, the longest reigning monarch in European history. Learn about his expansionist policies and his role in shaping France during the 17th century.

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