Louis XIV

Louis XIV
Louis XIV
  • Born: September 5, 1638
  • Died: September 1, 1715
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Royalty

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Be it known that for these causes and others us hereunto moving, and of our certain knowledge, full power, and royal authority, we have, by this present perpetual and irrevocable edict, suppressed and revoked, and do suppress and revoke, the edict of our said grandfather, given at Nantes in April, 1598, in its whole extent, together with the particular articles agreed upon in the month of May following, and the letters patent issued upon the same date; and also the edict given at Nimes in July, 1629; we declare them null and void, together with all concessions, of whatever nature they may be, made by them as well as by other edicts, declarations, and orders, in favor of the said persons of the R.P.R., the which shall remain in like manner as if they had never been granted; and in consequence we desire, and it is our pleasure, that all the temples of those of the said R.P.R. situate in our kingdom, countries, territories, and the lordships under our crown, shall be demolished without delay. We forbid our subjects of the R.P.R. to meet any more for the exercise of the said religion in any place or private house, under any pretext whatever, . . . Religion & God
Considering how advantageous it would be to this realm to reestablish its foreign and domestic commerce, . . . we have resolved to establish a council particularly devoted to commerce, to be held every fortnight in our presence, in which all the interests of merchants and the means conducive to the revival of commerce shall be considered and determined upon, as well as all that which concerns manufactures. Business, Commerce & Finance
Considering how advantageous it would be to this realm to reestablish its foreign and domestic commerce, . . . we have resolved to establish a council particularly devoted to commerce, to be held every fortnight in our presence, in which all the interests of merchants and the means conducive to the revival of commerce shall be considered and determined upon, as well as all that which concerns manufactures. …. We also inform you that we are setting apart, in the expenses of our state, a million livres each year for the encouragement of manufactures and the increase of navigation, to say nothing of the considerable sums which we cause to be raised to supply the companies of the East and West Indies; Business, Commerce & Finance
Die, or be Catholics! Religion & God
First feelings are always the most natural. Human Nature
I am pleased to see such a scientific experiment that would reflect on the glory of my reign.. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I realized that I should give serious attention to financial recovery … For ever since I took command of my affairs I had daily uncovered new evidence of … wastefulness. Management & Managing Government
If it had depended on me, you should have enjoyed this blessing which you so earnestly desire, the blessing of peace ; but it must be procured by new efforts; the immense sacrifices I have offered are of no avail; I can perfectly sympathize with all that my faithful subjects must endure, but I am persuaded they would themselves recoil from conditions of peace as repugnant to justice as to the honor of the French name. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
Let us sell merchandise to the Spanish and obtain from them gold and silver. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
No doubt Jean Bart does not talk like you, but who of you could act like Jean Bart?
We are working constantly to abolish all the tolls which are collected on the navigable rivers Taxes
We forbid our subjects .... to meet any more for the exercise of the said religion in any place or private house, under any pretext whatever, . . . . We enjoin all [Protestant] ministers … who do not choose to become converts and to embrace the Catholic, apostolic, and Roman religion, to leave our kingdom and the territories subject to us within a fortnight of the publication of our present edict, without leave to reside therein beyond that period, or, during the said fortnight, to engage in any preaching, exhortation, or any other function, on pain of being sent to the galleys. . . . Religion & God
We will assist by money from our royal treasury all those who wish to reestablish old manufactures or to undertake new ones … all the merchants and traders by sea who purchase vessels, or who build new ones, for traffic or commerce shall receive from us subsidies for each ton of merchandise which they export or import on the said voyages Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful. Time
Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate. Time
Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate. Time
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him. Religion & God
I am the state.
I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women. Women ;Humor
It is legal because I wish it. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Pyrenees are no more.
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

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