September 1, 1715

On September 1, 1715, King Louis XIV of France died, after a reign of 72 years, the longest of any major European monarch. The French people and his successors thought he was never going to die. In fact, he outlived all of his sons and most of his grandsons. When he did finally died, his great-grandson, Louis, Duke of Anjou, inherited the crown.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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