Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV 1706.

Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV

Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV 1706.

Knight of St. Louis (Chevalier de St. Louis), Reign of Louis XIV 1706.

The Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis was founded on 5 April 1693  by King Louis XIV of France and awarded for military merit. 1791, the order was canceled and in 1814 by Louis XVIII. reintroduced. 1830, the order was finally canceled. The Order consisted of three classes and the number of members was limited:

  • Grand-Croix on 8 members
  • Commandeur to 28 members
  • Chevalier

Chevalier de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV 1706.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Associated to French fashion history:




  1. Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643.
  2. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715
  3. Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.
  4. Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
  5. Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789.
  6. Madame de Pompadour. Her political power and general influence.
  7. The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667.
  8. The Coronation Banquet of Louis XV at Reims 1722.
  9. Costumes Louis XV era. Rococo fashion 1720-1740.
  10. English style in the Reign of Louis XIV
  11. The Corset and the Crinolin.
  12. Italian Lace History. Reference List of Italian Laces.
  13. On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century
  14. Ladies hat styles from 1776-1790 by Rose Bertin.
  15. The Salons of Paris before the French Revolution 1786-1789.
  16. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  17. Caraco a´la francaise in 1786.
  18. Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.
  19. The French Republic 1789 to 1804.
  20. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.