Louis XIV

  1. king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
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  • The English were among the first to revive the "Louis XIV style" as it was miscalled at first, and paid inflated prices for second-hand Rococo luxury goods that could scarcely be sold in Paris.
  • In its external manifestation, the new stage ballet represented a revival of the old court ballet, which had fallen into desuetude when Louis XIV had ceased to dance in 1670.
  • She plays Anne de Montausier, who arrives with King Louis XIV's court for a three-day fête.
  • Does it serve any purpose to ungild the crown of Louis XIV., to scrape the coat of arms of Henry IV.? Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius
  • The contredanse is a French import, with origins in the court of King Louis XIV.
  • Louis XV was the period when outline and decoration were merged in one and the _shell_ which figured in Louis XIV merely as an ornament, gave its form (in a curved outline) and its name "rococo" (Italian for shell) to the style. The Art of Interior Decoration
  • The kitchens follow the tradition of the infamous chef Vatel by serving lavish grub, as in the days of King Louis XIV.
  • The twenty-year-old Louis XIV offered them an unfinished part of the Louvre to use as a rent-free theater.
  • I've always associated Roberto Rossellini with neorealism so it's a shock for me to discover The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV ($29.95; Criterion) and Rossellini's History Films: Renaissance and Enlightenment ($59.95; Eclipse). Michael Giltz: DVDs: What Should Obama Watch?
  • The globes, massive representations of the map of the earth and the map of the stars, were offered as gifts to the King of France, Louis XIV.
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