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Amazing Fact

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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King Louis XIV lived and ruled so long (72 yrs) that he is not only the longest ruling ruler of Europe but his successor, Louis XV, was neither his son nor his grandson but his great-grandson.

by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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betsystipo
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 7:12 AM

wow

Courtney610
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM

Wow!

xxLukesMamaxx
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM

WOW! Very interesting! 

Liansmommie
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Wow, he didn't want to give it up =)

lenoxclan
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 9:37 AM
interesting!
LivinDeadGurl
by Maranda on Jul. 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Neat!

lovinangels
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM

I had no idea. I betcha his sons and grandsons were not happy.

LindaClement
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 3:32 PM

He isn't: there are 7 European rulers who out-reigned him. And 2 Indian ones. Oh, and one African one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_reigning_monarchs_of_all_time

Name↓Country↓Reign↓Duration↓
fromtodaysyears/days
Sobhuza II[1] Swaziland December 10, 1899 August 21, 1982 30,204 82 years, 254 days
Bernhard VII Lippe (HRE) August 11, 1429 April 2, 1511 29,818 81 years, 234 days
Wilhelm IV Henneberg-Schleusingen (HRE) May 26, 1480 January 24, 1559 28,731 78 years, 243 days
Heinrich XI[2] Reuss-Obergreiz (HRE) March 17, 1723 June 28, 1800 28,227 77 years, 103 days
Christian August Palatinate-Sulzbach (HRE) August 14, 1632 April 23, 1708 27,645 75 years, 253 days
Muhoji IV Rao Phaltan (India) December 7, 1841 October 17, 1916 27,342 74 years, 315 days
Bhagvatsingh Sahib Gondal state (India) December 14, 1869 March 10, 1944 27,114 74 years, 87 days
Georg Wilhelm Schaumburg-Lippe February 13, 1787 November 21, 1860 26,944 73 years, 282 days
Karl Friedrich Baden May 12, 1738 June 10, 1811 26,691 73 years, 29 days
Johann Ludwig Nassau-Saarbrücken (HRE) October 19, 1472 June 4, 1545 26,525 72 years, 228 days[3]
Louis XIV France May 14, 1643 September 1, 1715 26,407 72 years, 110 days
TexasWife
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Holy cow!

TheJerseyGirl
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2011 at 5:50 PM

 hmmm...

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