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Louis XI (3 July – 30 August ), called "Louis the Prudent" (French: le Prudent), was King of France from to He succeeded his father, Charles VII. Louis entered into open rebellion against his father in a short-lived revolt known as the Praguerie in The king forgave his rebellious vassals, including Louis, to whom he entrusted the management of the Dauphiné, then a Father: Charles VII, King of France. The memoirs of Philip de Comines: containing the history of Lewis XI. and Charles VIII. of France; and of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy; to which princes he was secretary; with a supplement; as also several original treaties, notes, and observations; and lastly, The secret history of Lewis XI. out of a book called The scandalous chronicle: and the life of the author, with notes by the Pages: The Memoirs of Philip de Comines: containing the history of Lewis XI. and Charles VIII. of France; and of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy; to which princes he was secretary; with a supplement; as also several original treaties, notes, and observations; and, lastly, the secret history of Lewis XI. out of a book called The Scandalous Chronicle: and the life of the author, with notes by the. King Louis XI’s administration and consolidation of his kingdom and his flair for diplomacy earned him the sobriquet of “the Prudent”. But his favorite pastimes were plotting and conspiracy. He even earned the names “Cunning” and “Universal Spider” due to the webs of intrigue he would spin around Europe. It seems he was never happier.
King Charles remarked sourly that Philip was feeding the fox who would eat his hens. It was a prophetic insight. When Louis XI died aged 60 in he had taken control of Burgundy, mastered the other lords and turned France from a feudal realm into the most powerful nation state in Europe. As he told a group of rebels at one point: ‘I am. Barbara Frale is a historian on staff at the Vatican Secret Archives. An expert in ancient documents, the Templars, and the Crusades, Frale is the author of several books including The Last Battle of the Templars, The Papacy and the Trial of the Templars, and The is also the author of the acclaimed The Templars: The Secret History s: Louis XI, king of France (–83) of the House of Valois who continued the work of his father, Charles VII, in strengthening and unifying France after the Hundred Years’ War. He reimposed suzerainty over Boulonnais, Picardy, and Burgundy, took possession of France-Comté and Artois (), annexed. Louis XV, byname Louis the Well-Beloved, French Louis le Bien-Aimé, (born Febru , Versailles, France—died , Versailles), king of France from to , whose ineffectual rule contributed to the decline of royal authority that led to the outbreak of the French Revolution in Louis was the great-grandson of King Louis XIV (ruled –) and the son of.
The memoirs of Philip de Comines: containing the history of Lewis XI and Charles VIII of France, and of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, to which princes he was secretary: as also the history of Edward IV and Henry VII of England: including that of Europe for almost half the fifteenth century: with a supplement, as also several original treaties, notes and observations: and lastly, The. Synopsis. Louis XIV was born on September 5, , in Saint-Germaine-en-Laye, France. He became king in As of , he started reforming France. And Lastly, The Secret History of Lewis XI, out of a book call'd The Scandalous Chronicle: And the Life of the Author prefix'd to the whole, with Notes upon it, by the Famous Sleidan. Faithfully Translated from the late Edition of Monsieur Godefroy, Historiographer Royal of France. King Louis XIV () was terrified of bathing; he’s said to have taken only three baths in his life. That fear was shared by the noblility in the 17 th Century – it ws thought that was thought that water spread disease (so the less you bathed, the less vulnerable you .