In France, chief minister Cardinal Mazarin dies, and Louis XIV begins a personal rule.
Editors. "Death of Cardinal Mazarin - beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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