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Louis XIV vs Julius Caesar There have been many powerful leaders in history Many of them share certain characteristics Louis XIV was one of these leaders He displayed characteristics like ambitious arrogant and oppressive Many characters from the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar share these characteristics with Louis XIV Some of the characters from the play that share these characteristics with Louis are Brutus Caesar Marullus and Flavius All of these characters have said something or acted a certain way to show their similarity with Louis XIV Louis XIV was one of Frances most powerful leaders He was born on September 5 1638 at Saint Germain-en-Laye His father Louis XIII died when Louis was young He had it better than many other young French rulers did His fathers death spared Louis XIV the beatings and abuse usually given to French princes Buranelli 23 His mother and Marzarin the cardinal raised him He had tutors who gave him an education Marzarin taught him everything he would need to know about court ceremony war and the craft of kingship It is obvious that Louis has been brought up very different than other young kings That is what might account for his unique style of ruling When Marzarin died in 1661 France was shocked to find out that Louis refused to select a first minister Michael 73 He wanted to rule alone He chose Jean Baptiste Colbert as his financial advisor Louis had many goals His main one was to weaken the power of the nobles Louis feared the nobles He felt they were a threat to his reign So he did all he could to make sure they would not stand in his way He also wanted France to achieve economic political and cultural brilliance Buranelli 121 As a king Louis was very dedicated to his country He wanted to be ruling France during
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