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Louis XIV as He is: A Real Friend

It is great to have real friends. But it’s greater to have a king as a real friend. And it is the greatest thing to have Louis XIV as one. 🙂 Indeed, His Majesty was that sort of friend. I … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI:

Esteemed Readers! Here is a new curious riddle for your entertainment! As always, it is allegoric, so use your mind and creativity to guess it out. Good luck! I’m a Fatal Minister of a blind Goddess to whom everybody pays … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: The Just Monarch

Although the title “The Just” belongs to Louis XIII, we can’t help mentioning it regarding his son, Louis XIV, as any great king must be just. During his reign Louis faced plenty of challenging events and situations, which demanded balanced … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: Sense of Humour

  His Majesty’s sense of humour was famous all over France, but not so much among the Habsburgs, his main opponents, as I judge based on my own historical research. It means not only in Louis’s appreciation of staging comedies … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Michel-Richard Delalande

Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726) is another enchanting music spirit of Louis XIV’s time. He was a true virtuoso of mottetti and his music always created a special mood at Royal’s meals. Michel Delalande even composed a set of pieces titled “Music for … Continue reading

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Music for the King: J. B. Lully

Esteemed Readers,                                                                              … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Any great reign creates a great epoch that is made by great nations formed from great people. Louis XIV’s time is not an exception. Some personalities became great thanks to the period, while other ones were distinguished by the king … Continue reading

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