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King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He inherited the Crown at the age of four, but he did not actually assume personal control of the government until the death of his chief minister, Jules Cardinal Mazarin, in 1661.

Louis XIV

King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He inherited the Crown at the…

Louis XIV.

Louis XIV

Louis XIV.

Louis XIV, in Old Age.

Louis XIV

Louis XIV, in Old Age.

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none of the commanding qualities which create a nation or an era, and he would not have been distinguished from common princes in common circumstances. Destitute himself of the true sentiment of greatness, he yet became, fortuitously, the instrument of great deeds, and his reign will always be a memorable period in history." — Goodrich, 1844

Louis XIV in his chambers

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none…

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

Louis XV.

Louis XV

Louis XV.

Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. He was married to Marie Antoinette.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France…

Louis XVI.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI.

(1754-1793) King of France 1774-1793 who married Marie Antoinette and allowed France to become involved in the War of American Independence

King Louis XVI of France

(1754-1793) King of France 1774-1793 who married Marie Antoinette and allowed France to become involved…

King Louis.

King Louis

King Louis.

The second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born December 12, 1791 and died on December 17, 1847.

Maria Louisa

The second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born December 12, 1791 and died on December 17, 1847.

The second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born December 12, 1791 and died on December 17, 1847.

Maria Louisa

The second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born December 12, 1791 and died on December 17, 1847.

Louvois.

Louvois

Louvois.

(1850- ) President of Columbia University and Mayor of Brooklyn

Seth Low

(1850- ) President of Columbia University and Mayor of Brooklyn

Seth Low (January 18, 1850 - September 17, 1916), born in Brooklyn, New York, was an American educator and political figure who served as mayor of Brooklyn, as President of Columbia University, as diplomatic representative of the United States, and as Mayor of New York City.

Seth Low

Seth Low (January 18, 1850 - September 17, 1916), born in Brooklyn, New York, was an American educator…

A United States Romantic poet, critic, satirist, writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

James Lowell

A United States Romantic poet, critic, satirist, writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

(1819-1891) Poet

James Russel Lowell

(1819-1891) Poet

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Russel Lowell

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The…

United States writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

James Russell Lowell

United States writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

(1819-1891) American poet, critic, essayist, orator and diplomat most famous for The Vision of Sir Launfal.

James Russell Lowell

(1819-1891) American poet, critic, essayist, orator and diplomat most famous for The Vision of Sir Launfal.

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.

James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic,…

(1491-1556) Spanish founder of the Society of Jesus.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

(1491-1556) Spanish founder of the Society of Jesus.

An english banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist, born to Sir John William Lubbock, Bart.

John Lubbock

An english banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist, born to Sir John William Lubbock, Bart.

(1834- ) English banker and scientist

Sir John Lubbock

(1834- ) English banker and scientist

Founder and president of the Naval War College.

Stephen Luce

Founder and president of the Naval War College.

Stephen Bleecker Luce (25 March 1827 – 28 July 1917) was a U.S. Navy admiral. He was the founder and first president of the Naval War College.

Stephen Bleecker Luce

Stephen Bleecker Luce (25 March 1827 – 28 July 1917) was a U.S. Navy admiral. He was the founder…

"Lucian, the humorous satirist, was a native of Samosata, in Syria, and flourished towards the end of the second century. In early life he was a sculptor, but later applied himself to the study of literature and philosophy. He was an extensive traveler, and seems to have traversed Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, and Gaul, teaching and studying human nature. After having amassed wealth as a wandering sophist, he settled down in Athens, when about forty years of age, and devoted himself to those satirical and humorous works which have made his name famous." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Lucian

"Lucian, the humorous satirist, was a native of Samosata, in Syria, and flourished towards the end of…

William Ludlow was an officer in the Corps of Engineers and a major general in the United States Army who served in the Civil War and led a scientific expedition examining the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park.

William Ludlow

William Ludlow was an officer in the Corps of Engineers and a major general in the United States Army…

(1483-1546) Chief of the Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther

(1483-1546) Chief of the Protestant Reformation

"Martin Luther was born at Eisleben in 1483. He was the son of a poor miner, had entered the Augustinian order, and had become professor of theology at Wittenberg. In the course of his studies he had come to question the practice of the Church in regard to the whole system of penance. Up to this time, however, he had made no open protest, but Tetzel's course in Germany impelled him to public opposition. In 1517 he nailed to the church door at Wittenberg ninety-five theses or propositions, appealing to men's consciences against the practice of 'selling forgiveness.' The widespread discontent in Germany gave to these theses an instant publicity. They were printed and scattered broadcast throughout the country. In them Luther showed no intention to break with the authority of the Roman Catholic Churrch. They were merely propositions for dispute, and he nailed them on the Church door as a challenge to any disuputant who might be willing to argue against them. disputants soon appeared, and the first thing they did was to appeal to the authority of the Church. This led Luther, at first, to question and finally to deny the authority of the Church, as resting not on a divine but on a human basis. He said that the Church was not the source of divine truth, and that the Bible was the sole source. The Reformation now entered on its first phase."—Colby, 1899

Martin Luther

"Martin Luther was born at Eisleben in 1483. He was the son of a poor miner, had entered the Augustinian…

The most eminent Protestant reformer.

Martin Luther

The most eminent Protestant reformer.

A portrait of Martin Luther after Cranach, he inspired the Protestant reform in the 1800's.

Martin Luther

A portrait of Martin Luther after Cranach, he inspired the Protestant reform in the 1800's.

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university professor, Father of Protestantism, and church reformer whose ideas influenced the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority. On October 31, 1517, Luther wrote to Albrecht, Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, protesting the sale of indulgences. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences," which came to be known as The 95 Theses.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university…

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 - February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university professor, Father of Protestantism, and church reformer whose ideas influenced the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a universal priesthood. According to Luther, salvation is a free gift of God, received only by true repentance and faith in Jesus as the Messiah, a faith given by God and unmediated by the church.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 - February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university professor,…

Marshal Luxembourg.

Luxembourg

Marshal Luxembourg.

(1797-1875) Scotch geologist

Sir Charles Lyell

(1797-1875) Scotch geologist

A British lawyer who popularized the concept of uniformitarianism.

Sir Charles Lyell

A British lawyer who popularized the concept of uniformitarianism.

Chief examiner of ther service under the Pendleton bill.

Charles Lyman

Chief examiner of ther service under the Pendleton bill.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

"Captain Nathaniel Lyon fought for the Union during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Captain Nathaniel Lyon

"Captain Nathaniel Lyon fought for the Union during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General Nathaniel Lyon (1818 - 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the Civil War and is most known for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the war. General Lyon is a controversial figure from the Civil War because some credit his quick action and hard line Unionism for stopping the Missouri secession but others question his influence and role in events such as the Camp Jackson Affair.

General Nathaniel Lyon

General Nathaniel Lyon (1818 - 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the Civil War and is…

The founder of the Wheaton Female Seminary in Massachusetts. Two years later, she established Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

Mary Lyon

The founder of the Wheaton Female Seminary in Massachusetts. Two years later, she established Mount…

Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict.

Nathaniel Lyon

Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the…

"Lysias" — Morey, 1903

Lysias

"Lysias" — Morey, 1903