Talk:Louis XIV of France

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Missing edit summary, my apologies[edit]

I reverted a pending change by User: here. I omitted to provide a reason. Here it is. The I.P has focused on all rulers in Europe, I believe including statelets that were included in the Holy Roman Empire. However I do not believe that these can be classified as major sovereign states, which is the basis of the claim for Louis XIV as longest - serving monarch in European history in article mainspace. Thanks. Irondome (talk) 15:15, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Just fyi, Irondome, a possibly easier and more unobtrusive way to handle an update to an edit summary is through a dummy edit. Also, two handy ways to code that diff above are this and this. I like the second one better (which is the only one of the three that works in the Edit summary field as well) but mostly they are a matter of personal preference. HTH, Mathglot (talk) 04:57, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Louis Dieudonné[edit]

He was not "known as" Louis Dieudonné, that is his name. Although that seems like a nickname (like Sun King), it is his actual, given name, and is on his baptismal certificate. I'll see about finding some refs, but if you get there before me and want to add it in, be my guest. Mathglot (talk) 05:01, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Turns out the body of the article already has it right; only the lead was wrong. I've fixed it to match and summarize the body. The body ref could be better, though; for example, these.[1][2][3] Mathglot (talk) 09:52, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Martha Mel Stumberg Edmunds (2002). Piety and Politics: Imaging Divine Kingship in Louis XIV's Chapel at Versailles. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-87413-693-7. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ Michael Wenkart (7 May 2014). The 50 most influential people in history. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 80. ISBN 978-3-7357-2192-1. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Hickman, David (7 July 2016). A/AS Level History for AQA The Sun King: Louis XIV, France and Europe, 1643–1715 Student Book. Cambridge University Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-107-57177-8. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

Grand Siècle listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Grand Siècle. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Hildeoc (talk) 22:35, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Adding SNAC Ark ID in Wikidata[edit]

Please change the SNAC Ark ID in wikidata to w6ph2ft3. Thanks!

Please delete; I was able to change this

I have marked this request as answered, since you were able to fix it yourself. RudolfRed (talk) 21:45, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 October 2019[edit]

Change the hatnote link at § France as the pivot of warfare from International relations 1648-1814 (note the hyphen) to the target of that redirect: International relations, 1648–1814 (with a dash). Very minor, but a slightly improved appearance. (talk) 08:04, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

In the second paragraph of § Relations with the Dutch, change "the secret Treaty of Dover" to "the secret Treaty of Dover", as the latter is what the former redirects to. Again, pretty piddling, but these small improvements help. (talk) 09:41, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Both  Done. Philroc (c) 14:49, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 January 2020[edit]

There is a duplicated paragraph of information that should be removed or rewritten. The area in question is the final paragraph in the opening section, beginning with “During Louis’ long reign...”. An almost verbatim paragraph exists in the Height of Power section under the “France as the pivot of warfare” area. Starts with “During...” again. (talk) 21:28, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. Interstellarity (talk) 16:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)