Onlookers were said to have mocked and sneered as Louis XIV's funeral carriage passed through the streets of Versailles on a journey to his final burial ground. He would pass away just a few days short of his 77th birthday. He had led a spectacularly long life in a time of still very
The Roman Empire ruled the known world for hundreds of years. The Roman Emperors ruled Rome for over 500 years. During those last 500 years there were 147 different emperors. Some lasted only a few days while others were able to hold and consolidate power for longer periods.