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What Happened on September 1, 1715

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

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