King Louis XIII Photos
French King Louis XIII reigned 1610-1643. Louis XIII became King of France and Navarre at Age 9 after the assassination of his father, Henri IV. His mother, Marie de' Medici became regent and did not relinquish power when he came of age. The young king finally took power in 1617 by temporarily exiling his mother and killing some of her followers. During Louis XIII's long reign conflict with Huguenots and other factions continued. Cardinal Richelieu had a major influence on the king during the last 20 years of his reign. Together they maintained control at home and brought about the colonization of Acadia, now Nova Scotia, Canada. After 20 years of marriage and four stillborn children, Louis XIII and Anne of Austria gave birth to Louis XIV.
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|Birth room of Louis XIII in Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.||Painted doors in Louis XIII room at Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.||16. Louis XIII Comes of Age from Marie de' Medici Cycle (1622-5) by Peter Paul Rubens at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.||Anne d'Autriche (Queen of France, Wife of Louis XIII) portrait after Peter Paul Rubens at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.|
|King Louis XIII & wife Anne of Austria offer France to Virgin Mary for heir to throne who becomes future King Louis XIV at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.|
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