Reading Adrianna E. Bakos, "'Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare': Louis XI and Raison d'état" in "Journal of the History of Ideas" Vol. 52, No. 3 (July-September, 1991) pp. 399-416 Louis XI (1423–1483), called "the Prudent" Roi De, Louis Xi, King Louis, De France, Fathers, Portraits, French History, Brooklyn Museums, 15Th Century
Charles VIII of France (1470 – 1498) was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1483 to his death in 1498. In December 1491, in an elaborate ceremony at the Château de Langeais, Charles and 14 year-old Anne of Brittany were married.
Louis XVI, Roi de France (copie d'après J.S. Duplessis)
Louis XIV (1638-1715; reigned 1643-1715) “The Grand Monarch” detested the mobs of Paris and Paris itself. He moved his capital to Versailles in the 1680s. He sponsored economic reconstruction, but his wars across Europe eventually brought France to near ruin. He did little to quell the unrest that was building among the people. Louis married a Spanish princess, Marie Thérèse, in 1660. Known as the “Sun King” because he was the center of the social and political life of the French state.
Jean Perréal (b. after 1450 - d. after 1530), sometimes called Peréal, Johannes Parisienus or Jean De Paris, was a successful portraitist for French Royalty in the first half of the 16th Century, as well as an architect, sculptor and limner of illuminated manuscripts. ~ "Louis XII, King of France"