Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

King Louis XIV (1638-1715) reigned as the King of France for 72 years- from age 4 until his death. Louis unexpectedly became the king of France age four when his father died. Louis had very narcissistic tendencies, and would frequently give himself ridiculous nicknames. Louis called himself the Sun King, God-Given, and many other titles. During his reign, Louis completely changed the monarchy. He inspired a golden age of art and literature. He also oversaw the construction of the Palace of Mirrors. Louis saw himself as a direct representative of God, and considered himself one of the most important people on Earth.