Louis XIII the Just — King of France
Louis XIII 1601-1643
Louis XIII, King
of France and of Navarre
Oil on canvas by
Justus van Egmont, before 1674
Louis XIII became King of France
on May 14, 1610, upon the assassination of his father,
Governments of France.
The Family of
Louis' mother was
Marie de Médicis who
ruled in his stead until 1614 while he was a minor.
Louis' sister was
Henrietta Maria, who
became the wife of
In November 1615, Louis XIII married
Anne of Austria.
They had two sons,
Louis XIV and
Philippe I de France, duke
Louis XIV would carry the torch
for the senior line of the Bourbon family, and Philippe's
branch, the line of Bourbon-Orleans, would manage to provide
a French monarch in 1830.
House of Bourbon
The Reign of
Louis' chief minister was the
Cardinal de Richelieu.
Here is a
list of the men who acted as
Controller General under Louis XIII.
Assemblée des Notables
(Assembly of the Notables) met on December 2, 1626.
This was to be the last Assembly of Notables before they
would assemble again in 1787.
Timeline of the French Revolution.
In 1627, Louis XIII abolished the office of connétable,
or constable, which made the maréchal the most
honored person in the army.
See more under
Maréchal de France.