Life of Louis XIV
Updated: 12/22/2020
Life of Louis XIV

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  • Louis XIV is woken up at 8 o´clock by his first Valet-de-Chambre. The Fist Physician and First Surgeon come in too, along with the king´s former wet nurse.
  • Louis XIV next goes to his study to announce his appointments for the day because he wants everyone to know his schedule at any point in the day.
  • King Louis XIV eats alone in his bedroom unless his brother joins him. If this happens, then his brother stands at his side and holds his napkin until Louis is done.
  • Louis XIV loved getting fresh air, and would sometimes take ladies out into the forests of Marly of Fountainebleau for a picnic.
  • Louis XIV had dinner served at ten o´ clock with the entire Royal Family. The king was frequently late, and dinner often started around eleven-thirty.
  • Louis XIV would stand by the balustrade at the foot of his bed short period of time, while the whole court stood around him. The king would then bow to the ladies and retire to his study to play with his children and grandchildren.
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