Talk:Louis XIV of France

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Leibniz reference[edit]

Hello, I'm troubled by the quotation attributed to Leibniz that "one of the greatest kings that ever was." I'm about 2/3 of the way through reading a massive and comprehensive biography of Leibniz, and Leibniz's view seems to be quite the opposite, considering he wrote a satire of Louis XIV calling him "Mars Christianissimus" (Most Christian War-God). The quote in the Wikipedia entry cited a book by Bluche called "Louis XIV". I don't have access to this text at the moment, but I'd like to know what reference Bluche gives, because it seems a bit sketchy. If Leibniz did say this, I'd like to know the context. --Substantial form (talk) 06:18, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

His tasty heart.[edit]

Bit of an edit war going on about this claim. Source seems reliable, section seems appropriate, relevance seems obvious. To me, anyway.

What say you? InedibleHulk (talk) 10:31, August 8, 2015 (UTC)

Somewhat ghoulish, but relevant to the article, so I've reinstated the information. Favonian (talk) 12:09, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
As far as ghoulish snacks go, it may not even make Buckland's Top 5. But as far as coeur de roi goes, it seems a unique case. Even in the "savage world", that sort of thing generally has some deeper meaning. I can only imagine a shocked and saddened Archbishop yelling "What the hell, man?", and Buckland simply shrugging, as if the relic were merely a poodle. InedibleHulk (talk) 16:11, August 9, 2015 (UTC)

L'etat c'est moi[edit]

The famous quote "L'etat c'est moi" ("I am the state") redirects to this article, but the article contains no mention of it. CuriousOliver (talk) 11:48, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Many Grammatical Issues[edit]

I'm having a hard time reading this post, as there are so many grammatical mistakes. I made a couple of changes to the top fifth of the page, but it really needs a thorough read through to make it more readable. There are many issues with the use of plurals (adding or omitting them incorrectly), lack of the use of possessives where needed, and run-on sentences, just to name a few.

I've included below just one of the many problem sentences:

The best example of Anne statesmanship and the partial change in her heart towards her country of birth Spain, is seen in her keeping of one of Richelieu men the chancellor of France Pierre Séguier in his post; in spite of the fact that Séguier was the person who interrogated her, treating her like a "common criminal" as she herself described her treatment in 1637 following the discovery that she was giving military secrets and informations to Spain.

108.42.130.129 (talk) 07:55, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Children and wife.[edit]

Firstly, his illegitimate daughter Marie Anne was better known as the Princess of Conti than as the Duchess of La Vallière. Louis himself organised the marriage between Marie Anne and the Prince of Conti in 1680 himself. Plus. Louis' wife was ACTUALLY Maria Theresa of AUSTRIA. So my edits are in fact correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.149.139.54 (talk) 12:18, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

This IP is LouisPhilippeCharlesNew (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), recently community banned. Favonian (talk) 18:06, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

L'etat c'est moi: Source?[edit]

Currently, under the quotes section, it is stated that Louis XIV said "I am the state" (l'état, c'est moi),[106]. However, source 106 is simply a link to Yahoo Answers. Yahoo Answers is absolutely not a reliable source — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.61.21.178 (talk) 14:25, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

I fixed it & cited a RS = Jay Caplan (1999). In the King's Wake: Post-Absolutist Culture in France. p. 17. , which says it's a legend and explains its meaning. Rjensen (talk) 14:36, 22 February 2016 (UTC)