1710 – Born Louis, Duke of Anjou at Versailles on the 15th of February.
1714 – In August, he had made a will which granted a prominent role in the anticipated regency to his two legitimised sons by his former mistress, Madame de Montespan, the Duc de Maine and the Comte de Toulouse.
1715 – Louis succeeded to the throne on the death of his great-grandfather Louis XIV.
1725- His marriage to Princess Marie Leszczynska of Poland led to France’s involvement in the War of the Polish Succession
1726 – He chose André Hercule de Fleury as his chief minister.
1734 – His administration was successful and peaceful, when a disputed succession in Poland brought about the interference of France on behalf of the queen’s father.
1740-1748 – Louis’s mistresses, particularly the marchioness de Pompadour, held considerable political influence. Louis brought France into the War of the Austrian Succession.
– His own influence became perceptible only after Fleury’s death.
1774 – Died on the 10th of May.