Louis XIII

Louis XIII (French pronunciation: ​[lwi tʁɛz]; sometimes called the Just; 27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643) was King of France from 1610 until his death in 1643 and King of Navarre (as Louis II) from 1610 to 1620, when the crown of Navarre was merged with the French crown.

Shortly before his ninth birthday, Louis became king of France and Navarre after his father Henry IV was assassinated. His mother, Marie de' Medici, acted as regent during his minority. Mismanagement of the kingdom and ceaseless political intrigues by Marie and her Italian favourites led the young king to take power in 1617 by exiling his mother and executing her followers, including Concino Concini, the most influential Italian at the French court.

Louis XIII, taciturn and suspicious, relied heavily on his chief ministers, first Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes and then Cardinal Richelieu, to govern the Kingdom of France. The King and the Cardinal are remembered for establishing the Académie française, and ending the revolt of the French nobility. They systematically destroyed the castles of defiant lords, and denounced the use of private violence (dueling, carrying weapons, and maintaining private armies). By the end of the 1620s, Richelieu had established "the royal monopoly of force" as the ruling doctrine. The king's reign was also marked by the struggles against the Huguenots and Habsburg Spain.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1601 (Fontainebleau), Died May 14, 1643 (Saint-Germain-en-Laye)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3436 10-in. 6/4/1906 Amaryllis Chris Chapman Bells solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8580 10-in. 1/27/1910 Amaryllis Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-12643 10-in. 11/20/1912 Amaryllis William H. Reitz Bells solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29197 10-in. 1/10/1924 Amaryllis Alberto Salvi Harp solo composer  
Victor BVE-35813 10-in. 7/16/1926 Amaryllis Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 47011 10-in. 9/12/1916 Amaryllis Charles Adams Prince Celeste solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 90159 10-in. July 1920 Amaryllis, "Louis XIII" Columbia Miniature Orchestra Orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Louis XIII," accessed December 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102158.

Louis XIII. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102158.

"Louis XIII." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 December 2023.

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