Louis IX, King of France: Discovery of the True Cause of His Death

By |2019-09-14T23:31:14+00:00September 14th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Middle Ages, News|

Portrait of Louis IX Louis IX What really died, became King of France, after the canonization, San Luigi? He, as known, He died under the walls of Tunis after the eighth crusade hit by an unspecified illness (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4256/storia-antica/alessandro-magno-era-ubriacone). Historians agreed that it had been [...]

The Diet Afrodisiaca of Madame de Pompadour

By |2018-02-05T13:57:20+00:00February 5th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Madame de Pompadour and her brother. The woman, cold, tried a "care" with an aphrodisiac Jeanne Antoinette Poisson diet (1721-1764), most famous as Madame de Pompadour, It was for many years the mistress en titre, or the lover in office, the French King Louis XV. However, unlike what you might think, Pompadour, [...]

Henry III and from Women's Dresses

By |2018-01-17T00:28:18+00:00January 17th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Henry III. The king wears a pair of pearl earrings, His great passion on the complex personality of Henry III (1551-1589), King of France, son of Henry II and Catherine de 'Medici, as well as last member of the dynasty of Valois to be ascended the throne, It has been said and written [...]

The Day of Louis XVI

By |2018-01-15T23:42:04+00:00January 15th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Louis XVI in a movie. The day the king divided his time between commitments and passions How to spend the day Louis XVI? Among many commitments course, but without neglecting their own passions, many who were. Firstly forget the type of despot and authoritarian monarch always ready to operate on the right and lacks strong [...]

Works “Sides” Versailles

By |2018-01-11T23:06:26+00:00January 11th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Louis XIV at Versailles surrounded by servants. At the palace they were held odd jobs, created specifically to satisfy the people of the impressive number of servants and the odd jobs that were held at the palace of Versailles I have already spoken in this post http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10134/storia-contemporanea/servitori-versailles-quanti, but entering into the details, what were these strange tasks created specifically to satisfy [...]

Servants in Versailles: how were?

By |2018-10-13T05:09:03+00:00January 10th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Contemporary history|

Luigi XIV a Versailles. The number of servants at the palace was impressive how many servants worked in Versailles in the era of its heyday, then at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? How many men and women needed the biggest and luxurious palace in the world to keep this? Curiosity rises [...]

Luigi XIV: Wine Flavored Caring for the King's Leg

By |2019-01-04T06:37:53+00:00March 25th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Doctors visit the court of Louis XIV in the film "The last days of Louis XIV" In the last years of his life Louis XIV was afflicted with a severe form of gangrene in his left leg, in turn caused by a preexisting gout, common disease among the people of the belonging to a certain rank, strong [...]

The Lovers of Louis XV: The Mysterious Death of Pauline Nesle

By |2017-02-10T23:26:52+00:00February 10th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Pauline Nesle In the vast array of lovers in revenue thanks and of Louis XV royal thalamus may also be counted three sisters, who all became his favorite, in certain situations even simultaneously. I'm talking about "notorious" Nesle sisters, which for many years, thanks to certain virtues hidden but abundantly bestowed, They succeeded [...]

Painting and History: Louis XV and Favorita-Prostitute

By |2018-10-15T00:11:01+00:00February 9th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Louis XV and Madame Du Barry, his latest favorite, portraits in a nineteenth-century painting by Gyula Benczúr The French King, except for the honest and sober Louis XVI, They have always been distinguished for a libertine behavior such as brash, but Louis XV, who then it was the grandfather of the unfortunate sovereign guillotined during the Terror, [...]

The Blacksmith it betrayed Louis XVI

By |2018-10-16T23:52:40+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Louis XVI ordered the blacksmith Francois Gamain the construction of the famous "Iron Wardrobe" Louis XVI (1754-1793) nourished, as known, a great passion for the manufacture of iron, in which he himself deeply involved, apparently with some success, every time that institutional commitments allowed him. The king had learned the secrets [...]