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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: Protector of Arts

Louis XIV had an exceptional art taste. We can see its evidences in various things: in his capacity to be a king-creator, to make an artistic environment wherever he appeared, to make the art in any form  serve France and … 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: André Campra

André Campra (1660-1744), perhaps, is not as famous as Jean-Baptiste Lully or Jean-Phillipe Rameau, a genius of Louis XV’s time. However, he made much for the French opera to be in blossom, and he played a very significant role in … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) is a genius of spiritual music of Louis XIV’s time. He is an example of a perfect composer who was able to create profound compositions for various instruments. He was highly appreciated and recognized by his contemporaries and … Continue reading

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