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<p /> Louis XIV (1638-1715) was king of <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22France%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22France%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BFrance%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/wiki/France" title="France">France</a> from 1643 until his death. He was a <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22absolutist%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22absolutism%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Afalse%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5Babsolutism%7Cabsolutist%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/index.php?title=Absolutism&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Absolutism (page does not exist)">absolutist</a> that believed in <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22devine%20right%20monarchy%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22devine%20right%20monarchy%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5Bdevine%20right%20monarchy%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/index.php?title=Devine_right_monarchy&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Devine right monarchy (page does not exist)">devine right monarchy</a>. He is nicknamed the Sun King. During his reign, he built <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Versailles%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Versailles%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BVersailles%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/index.php?title=Versailles&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Versailles (page does not exist)">Versailles</a> where he housed the nobility of the country to try to subdue them. He was involved in a series of expensive wars for limited gain. He revoked the <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22Edict%20of%20Nantes%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22Edict%20of%20Nantes%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BEdict%20of%20Nantes%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/index.php?title=Edict_of_Nantes&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Edict of Nantes (page does not exist)">Edict of Nantes</a> and promoted the policy of "One King, One Church, One State". Although French royal power and glory reached its all-time high in his reign, his policies set the stage for the <a data-rte-meta="%7B%22type%22%3A%22internal%22%2C%22text%22%3A%22French%20Revolution%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22French%20Revolution%22%2C%22wasblank%22%3Atrue%2C%22noforce%22%3Atrue%2C%22wikitext%22%3A%22%5B%5BFrench%20Revolution%5D%5D%22%7D" data-rte-instance="481506-16182195194f3a7ed7ad55a" href="/index.php?title=French_Revolution&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="French Revolution (page does not exist)">French Revolution</a>.

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