Louis XI


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Louis XI

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(Biography) 1423–83, king of France (1461–83); involved in a struggle with his vassals, esp the duke of Burgundy, in his attempt to unite France under an absolute monarchy
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Noun1.Louis XI - king of France who put down an alliance of unruly nobles and unified France except for Brittany (1423-1483)Louis XI - king of France who put down an alliance of unruly nobles and unified France except for Brittany (1423-1483)
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This power cannot be based on the predominance of moral strength, for, not to mention heroes such as Napoleon about whose moral qualities opinions differ widely, history shows us that neither a Louis XI nor a Metternich, who ruled over millions of people, had any particular moral qualities, but on the contrary were generally morally weaker than any of the millions they ruled over.
Louis XII divorced his wife, Jeanne, daughter of Louis XI, and married in 1499 Anne of Brittany, widow of Charles VIII, in order to retain the Duchy of Brittany for the crown.
At last Louis XIII made Treville the captain of his Musketeers, who were to Louis XIII in devotedness, or rather in fanaticism, what his Ordinaries had been to Henry III, and his Scotch Guard to Louis XI.
I say not that he will pour out his people's blood, like Louis XI.
The two extremities of this gigantic parallelogram were occupied, the one by the famous marble table, so long, so broad, and so thick that, as the ancient land rolls--in a style that would have given Gargantua an appetite--say, "such a slice of marble as was never beheld in the world"; the other by the chapel where Louis XI.
23-25) on Esmerelda, Collin Bradley as Captain Phoebus, Jack Colombo as Jehan, Jason Sheldon as Father Dupin, Chris Florio as King Louis XI, Taijun Waters as St.
The second daughter of King Louis XI of France and Queen Charlotte of Savoy, Joan was not only hunchbacked, she walked with a limp and pockmarked.
Published in 1831, the story is based in Paris during the reign of Louis XI (1461-1483), centered around the Notre Dame Cathedral, with Esmeralda and Quasimodo as the protagonists.
When Louis XI said: "I am France", that did not push all the members of the French elite to say: "I am France.
One gets the impression of being transported to the place where Louis XI armoires meet Betty Boop replicas.
The star will be reunited with fellow Sherlock actor Andrew Scott, 37 - the detective's nemesis Moriarty in the BBC1 hit series - who plays Louis XI of France.
The reign of the Machiavellian Louis XI illustrates Agamben's claim that 'the sovereign and his most oppressed subjects exist in a relationship that is simultaneously antagonistic and mutually constitutive'.