Louis XIV, King of France

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Louis XIV, King of France Gender: M
Louis de Bourbon
born on 5 September 1638 (greg.) at 11:13 (= 11:13 AM )
Place St.Germain En Laye, France, 48n53, 2e04
Timezone LMT m2e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°46' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°40 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°26'

King of France Louis XIV


French royalty, the eldest son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria and crowned king on 14 May 1643 at age four. His mother acted as Regent until he reached his majority.

Self-centered and extravagant, Louis made a brilliant court for festivities: the depravity and voluptuousness paved the way for the revolution. He depreciated the national coffers with his passion for building gorgeous palaces including the Versailles.

He married Dona Maria Thereza in June 1660 and they had six kids. She loved him deeply although he steadily availed himself of mistresses. Dona died in 1683 and Louis married the widow Scarron c. 1683. Known as the Sun King, Louis ruled for 72 years and died on 1 September 1715, Versailles, France. (annot. mik: at 08:15 LAT)

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Comart, Jean-Paul (born 27 September 1953). Notes: 2009 TV movie "La reine et le cardinal"
  • role played of/by Delius, Fritz (born 28 September 1890). Notes: 1920 film "Am Liebeshof des Sonnenkönigs"


  • Work : Gain social status 14 May 1643 (greg.) (Crowned king)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage June 1660 (Dona Maria Thereza)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 1683 (Dona)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1683 (Scarron)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 September 1715 at 08:15 AM in Versailles (Age 76, Time is LAT)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey in Nativitas I states that Jean Baptiste Morin was hidden behind a curtain to hear the baby's first cry (August 26, 1638 OS, 11:15 LAT). Fagan wrote in American Astrology 11/1963, "As sighted by Morin de Villefranche from the terrace of the palace at the moment of birth," with a time of 11:11 AM. (Time style not designated, but apparently LMT inasmuch as LAT is not expected to be to one minute of precision.)

Dana Holliday quotes a biography by Vincent Cronin, 1965, p.21, for 11:22 AM.

(Modern Astrology 3/1932 states that two dates are given in Ashmole ms No.243, August 25 and September 4, both of which differ from Gadbury.)

On 20 September 2016, Sy Scholfield forwarded baptism certificate stating birth at 11:15am on 5 September 1638 [1]: "Le cinquième jour de septembre mil-six-cent-trente-huit, nasquit dans le chateau neuf de Saint-Germain-en-Laye à onze heures un quart du matin, Monseigneur le Dauphin fils premier-né de très chrétien et très puissant monarque Louis treizième de ce nom, Roy de France et de Navarre et de très religieuse et illustre Princesse Anne d'Autriche, sa très chaste et fidelle épouse et fut incontinent après, le même jour ondoyé par le Révérend Père en Dieu Messire Dominique Séguier, Evesque de Meaux et premier aumosnier de sa Majesté avec les eaux baptismales des fonts de la paroisse du dit lieu de Saint Germain en Laye, baillées et livrées par M. Cagnyé, prètre et curé de la dite paroisse. Signé BAILLY."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Had many mistresses)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Dona died)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Age four, crowned)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (France)