Absolutism in the seventeenth century in the latter half of the 1600's, monarchial systems of both england and france were changing in this way, louis xiv instigated an absolutism that was popular with the citizens of france. Although seldom seen on the battlefield, king louis xiv masterminded the rise of france to a world power. Louis xv: louis xv, king of france from 1715 to 1774, whose ineffectual rule contributed to the decline of royal authority that led to the outbreak of the revolution in 1789 louis was the great-grandson of king louis xiv (ruled 1643-1715) and the son of louis, duc de bourgogne, and marie. Louis xvi was the last king of france louis xvi's early foreign policy success was supporting the american colonies' fight for independence from france's archenemy great britain grand dauphin, was the son of louis xiv of france and the father of philip v of spain, but never became king.
How successful was louis xviii as the king of france to decide if king louis xviii was a successful monarch, success must first be defined i would define a successful monarch as one for which puts the interests of their country first. I seem to remember that alliance being restored later on philip k massie mentions in his biography of peter the great how the latter went to france in 1715 to convince the old louis xiv to abandon his alliance to sweden in the great northern war. Louis xiv was an excellent master of deception, he used a deceitful power strategies, like always saying less then necessary, which made his close. Until the war of devolution (1667-1668), king louis xiv of france considered the dutch united provinces to be trading rivals, seditious republicans and protestant heretics - but military allies nevertheless. Without ignoring the fact that louis was also a son, husband, lover after six decades of successful rule, king louis xiv would run into one last crisis the crisis of who would replace the king when he died.
Louis xiv aka louis-dieudonn (1659) marked the success of the arms and of the diplomacy of france louis xiv was now twenty-one years of age and was anxious to rule as well as to reign. Although historians note louis xiv's promotion of science what were some of the failures of louis xiv a: quick answer king louis xvi was successful in instituting equal rights for non-catholics, supporting. To what extent were the efforts of colbert to strengthen france's financial and economic position undermined by louis xiv , colbert's efforts were successful to the degree that despite louis' indifference de touillier was able why was louis xiv more successful than either richelieu or. Monarchy, european history, french history - the most successful absolute monarch in europe was louis xiv of france. Louis xiv held simple views regarding religion that dated back to francis i - that the king controlled the catholic church and that the church should do his biding. Monarch profile: king louis xiv of france king louis xiv of france, despite reigning more than 370 years ago other monarchs who lacked the qualities of louis xiv, good and bad alike, would not be so successful with it for his part, king louis xiv proved a remarkably capable ruler.
Louis xiv and domestic policy a successful intendant was suitably rewarded with promotion - this depended on pleasing the king if an intendant had done well it was at the expense of the local nobility and to the advantage of louis xiv louis ensured that the legal system of france was. The wars of louis xiv voltaire on louis xiv [it is certain that he passionately wanted glory, rather than the conquests themselves the french army was initially extremely successful and soon overran the whole province of utrecht.
Louis xiv was the ultimate cause of the french revolution his immediate reign was a success, but his long term legacy was a bitter and hopeless failure. The sun king, louis xiv, king of france (1643-1715) the early personal reign of louis was highly successful in both internal and foreign affairs at home the parliaments lost their traditional power to obstruct legislation. The early seventeenth century was marked by unrest and near constant warfare however, by the mid seventeenth century, france had emerged as europe's largest and most powerful country france, under louis xiv, was an absolute monarchy where full power resided with the king as an absolute monarch. Chapter 15 important people study play mazarin directed the french government when louis xiv was a child fronde rebellion of the french nobility versailles louis xiv was most successful in controlling the administration of his kingdom by. King louis' reign and goals can be summarized with his desire for one king, one law, one faith as an absolutist leader, he centered the country around himself, and was successful in his goal.