Why was Louis XIV known as the Sun King? And why was he more important than other rulers in France?

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Mar 14, 2018

He was known as Sun King because he chose the sun as his symbol.


He had a strong government control. (Monarchy)
He was Catholic and wanted to convert French Protestants. (also known as Huguenots)
He was hungry for power and his goal was to spread the power of the Bourbon dynasty, he fought many wars that gave France some territorial gains and installed the Bourbon on the Spanish throne.
He also built new industries, improved infrastructure, and communication for trade.