Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.
Sir Isaac Newton December 1642 – 20 March was an English physicist and mathematician, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.
La prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1789 Why did the French people storm a prison? What caused the French Revolution? What celebrations take place on le 14 juillet? We answer these and other burning questions about Bastille Day.