On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1715

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Deaths

  • François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)

Person of interestLouis XIV

Louis XIV, King of France (1643-1715), known as "The Sun King", had longest reign in country, dies at 76

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

1715 Highlights

About September 1, 1715

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 306 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo