Louis XIV had six children with his wife, as well as a number of illegitimate children resulting from several affairs, according to History.com. He is known to have fathered six children with Louise de la Valliere and se... More »

Although historians note Louis XIV's promotion of science, art and technology in France, his insistence on absolute power based on the "divine right of kings," his persecution of Protestants and his system of favoritism ... More »

The court of Louis XIV was the political, social and cultural center of Europe during his long reign. Louis pioneered the centralized modern state, and the absolutist monarchy he created served as a model for virtually e... More »

Although historians note Louis XIV's promotion of science, art and technology in France, his insistence on absolute power based on the "divine right of kings," his persecution of Protestants and his system of favoritism ... More »

The court of Louis XIV was the political, social and cultural center of Europe during his long reign. Louis pioneered the centralized modern state, and the absolutist monarchy he created served as a model for virtually e... More »

King Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, established a more centralized government, refined the absolute monarchy that defined the French method of governance, created a court at Versailles and led France through four... More »

There are many websites which provide the history of Leif Eriksson, such as History.com and Biography.com. Many books are also available with information on Leif Eriksson, such as "Explorations in America before Columbus... More »

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