Mariage de Louis XIV & de Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche

Mariage de Louis XIV & de Marie-Thérèse d'Espagne.

Mariée à Saint-Jean de Luz avec Louis XIV le Grand de Bourbon, roi de France The handing over to the French the Infanta Maria-Thereza in the Pyrenees.

Louis and Maria Theresa of Spain had six children. However, only one child, the eldest, survived to adulthood: Louis, le Grand Dauphin, known as Monseigneur. Maria Theresa died in 1683, whereupon Louis remarked that she had caused him unease on no other occasion.

Despite evidence of affection early on in their marriage, Louis did not remain faithful to Maria Theresa for long. He took a series of mistresses, both official and unofficial, among them Mademoiselle de La Vallière, Madame de Montespan, and Mademoiselle de Fontanges. Through these liaisons, he produced numerous illegitimate children, most of whom he married to members of cadet branches of the royal family.

Above...Infanta Maria-Thereza ca: 1660
Above...Louis XIV 1661
Louis XIV and his Heirs a portrait by Nicolas de Largillière and a link to the story by Elena Maria Vidal

Dieu Sauve Le Roi!
Dieu Sauve la Reine!


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