5 September – On this day

Louis XIV was born on in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Louis XIII and Anne of Austria.

Louis XIV (1638 –1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.

Europe in 1648
Europe in 1648