History of France
French Revolution

What is King Louis XIV nickname?

Answer

Wiki User
01/17/2011

Le Roi de Soleil (the Sun King)
The Sun King It really wasn't a nickname as we think of them today; courtiers didn't walk up to him in the halls of Versailles and say "hey, SK. 'Sup?" It was more like an artificial title. He wanted to be associated with Apollo's power and beauty.
Because that is a name that he chose for himself.