Louis XIV

Essay by Anonymous UserA+, December 1996

download word file, 4 pages 5.0

Downloaded 51 times
Keywords , , , ,

Louis XIV

Louis XIV was a good leader for many reasons, some of which will

come out in this essay. Louis ruled with an iron fist, he didn't let anyone mess with

France, and if they did , he made them suffer. Second, Louis had mercy on those who

betrayed him, a trait rarely seen in his day and age. Third most he did his best to bring

down the nobles of France, particularly the more richer ones who thought they were above

the law.

Louis ruled with an iron fist he didn't let anyone mess around with

France, if anyone had the guts to even think about challenging his power over the people

of France he would do he would go out of his way to make them suffer. (*1) "At the same

time he regarded himself as God's deputy in France and would allow no challenge to his

authority, from the Pope or anyone else" Louis got into many wars while he was ruler of

France, he was quick to the draw and did not hesitate to start a war.

To show the


that he was still a catholic king ,Louis kept mounting pressure on the French Protestants,

until 1685 when he revoked Edict of Nantes. Then he forbid anyone to practice

Calvinism. To the people of France this showed great strength on the part of Louis, the

fact that he could keep he kept everyone in France inline at the same time. everyone in

France obeyed him because he was such a grand, rich, fair king. Louis got into many wars

with other countries over the stupidest things, when Charles II were to die with no kids,

he made he offered to make Louis's grandson the sole beneficiary of the vast inheritance...