Louis XIV, King of France


Louis XIV, King of France
(1638-1715)
   Succeeded his father, Louis XIII, in 1643.
   Index: F His war with Holland, 148; absolutism of his rule 151-153; desires to have permanent curacies (curés fixes) established in Canada, 164; private life of, 166; pronounces La Salle's discoveries useless, 176; later takes him under his special protection, 180. L Recommends creation of bishopric for New France and appointment of Laval thereto, 131; stipulates that archbishop of Rouen shall be metropolitan, 133; yields the point, 134; bestows abbey of Lestrées on new diocese, 136; his decision on liquor question, 174; grants 8000 francs annually to Canadian clergy, 182; later reduces amount, 183; his disagreement with Pope Innocent XI, 201.
   Bib.: Voltaire, Siècle de Louis XIV; Saint-Simon, Mémoires.
   [Illustration: Remains of the King's Bastion, Louisbourg]

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