Louis XIV – King of France

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 - 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. Continue reading

Code for the treatment of slaves in European colonies

Code Noir, or the Black Code, established in March 1685 by King Louis XIV of France was the Code for the treatment of slaves in European colonies. Continue reading

Dentists with professional credentials

In 1699, when King Louis XIV authorized the College of Surgeons admit dentistry students to take a two-year course in the mouth surgery and tooth restoration. Continue reading

Casino card game called Faro

The name derives from a picture of an Egyptian pharaoh displayed on one of the cards. Continue reading