Louis was born in the year 1638. His parents were Louis XIII, and Anne of Austria. His father died shortly thereafter leaving three year old Louis the throne of France.
Versailles is absolutely massive. Checking in at 721,206 square feet it would have been the pinnacle of life in it's day. Even today, few other royal estates give Versailles a run for it's money.
One of the most famous sections of Versailles is the hall of mirrors. This famed hall contains dozens of paintings hailing Louis greatness, sculptures of great beauty, and (of course) many dozen massive mirrors and windows.
Louis resided in Versailles since its completion in 1682. From here he directed the affairs of his kingdom, in all the comforts 16th century France could offer.
Sadly Louis ambition was not satisfied with the building of massive royal residences, and eventually stretched to war waging.
From the years 1667-1715 Louis waged war, attempting to gain all the land and power he could.
Louis success in military ventures is difficult to measure, as he was able to conquer sizable portions of land from large empires, but he lost all of it by the time he was on his death bed. In the long run the French Army gained very little, and lost very much, especially in the way of finances and army size.
Although France didn't conquer vast swaths of land, the constant war effort showed the rest of Europe that France was a power to be reckoned with.
Louis spit in the face of Religious Freedom by revoking the treaty of Nantes
He than aggravated the situation by evicting a large portion of the French population.
During that whole time Louis was fighting wars all across Europe. He was spending money so freely it started to become a major economic burden on the French people.