Page 1



The palace of Versailles was the center of art during Louis's reign. It was used for opera and ballet and Louis made it more famous. He even danced the title role in the ballet The Sun King.

Weaken the nobles’ power - No More Castles for Nobles Increased Power of Government Agents – became the Middle Class



Ended the Thirty Years’ War Increased Taxes & Strengthened Central Government


Louis XIV "There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself."

"Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper."

"Has God forgotten all I have done for Him." "First feelings are always the most natural." "Every time I "It is legal because I wish bestow a vacant it." office I make a "I could sooner hundred reconcile all discontented Europe than two persons and one women." ingrate."

Spanish Succesion The Spanish succession was a war when England, Austria, Dutch Rep., Portugal, German and Italian states try to prevent union of French and Spanish throne.