Which French King Louis built the Palace of Versailles in France?

The Sun King, Louis XIV built the Palace of Versailles in France. He ruled for 72 years.

He was also notable for expelling all Protestants from France.

Perhaps he was tired of them ringing his doorbell early on Sunday mornings.

Louis XIV had a great interest in Versailles and over the following decades had it expanded into one of the largest palaces in the world.

Detailed renovation and expansion began in 1661, and work on the palace continued during the reign of Louis XV.

Versailles is famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

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