LOUIS XIV, LONG LIVE THE KING
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Louis XIV left an indelible mark on French history and placed the kingdom at the heart of Europe.
But health problems darkened the end of his reign while several deaths led to succession problems. Despite the doctors who jostled at his bedside, the monarch died on September 1, 1715.
This episode reveals what were the last days of Louis XIV and the events that followed, from the clashes over his will to the antics of the new regency.