The secret wife of Louis XIV (1635-1719) Madame de Maintenon, the last great female figure in the reign of Louis XIV, first played the role of governess. Recommended by the Marquise de Montespan, then the mistress of Louis XIV, she looked after their children far from the court
Claude Mellan, "Portrait of Louis XIV as a Child" (1644-1645). Louis is at the age of 6-7 here. It means he was already the king of France and Navarre. His mother Anne of Austria is still a regent and rules together with Mazarin. Fronde will happen within 4 years. Louis XIV will become a real king 20 years after this portrait was created and will stay in history as Louis Dieudonne, Louis XIV Le Roi Soleil and finally - Louis Le Grand. Or - Louis The Great.