Louis XIV was born in 1638, in France. He became king in 1643 and started reforming France in 1661. In 1667 he invaded the Spanish Netherlands and engaged in the Franco-Dutch War in 1672. By the 1680s, he was public shunned and died in France in 1715.
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Louis XIV of France and his wife Maria Teresa weren't exactly a happy couple. However Louis did make sure Maria Teresa was treated with respect even as he paraded his mistresses around court.
The Man in the Iron Mask -- The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
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