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The life and times of Louis XIV;

Author: Alfredo Panicucci
Publisher: [London] Hamlyn, 1968.
Series: Portraits of greatness
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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It was Voltaire who gave to the 17th century the name that it retains to this day, 'The century of Louis XIV'. This phrase is not just a fond tribute to a favourite ruler; it is a factual description of an age that was dominated by the longest reign in European history - the reign of the 'Sun King'. Louis was King of France for 72 years, during which time France became the most powerful and brilliant country in  Read more...
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Panicucci, Alfredo.
Life and times of Louis XIV.
[London] Hamlyn, 1968, ©1967
(OCoLC)762281095
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfredo Panicucci
OCLC Number: 13771988
Notes: Col. illus. on lining papers.
Description: 75 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Series Title: Portraits of greatness
Responsibility: translator [from the Italian] C.J. Richards.

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It was Voltaire who gave to the 17th century the name that it retains to this day, 'The century of Louis XIV'. This phrase is not just a fond tribute to a favourite ruler; it is a factual description of an age that was dominated by the longest reign in European history - the reign of the 'Sun King'. Louis was King of France for 72 years, during which time France became the most powerful and brilliant country in Europe. What was it like to live in the splendid age of the Sun King? this book is your chance to see for yourself. It is a recreation of the life and times of Louis, a living portrait of the King and his world.

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