Chronologie de la vie de Louis XIV, February 1664

Anne d’Autriche, painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1625

2 February, Purification de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie, their Majesties attend mass at the chapel of the Louvre, followed by a procession, and a sermon at the Feuillants in the afternoon.

7 February, her Majesty invited to a ball in the grand cabinet.

12 February, a treaty between France and the Holy See has been signed. His Majesty will return Avignon and the Comtat. An apology will be made by a papal legate for the incident of August 1662 and a commemorative pyramid will be built in Rome.

13 February, his Majesty receives the Comte Strozzi, who was sent as envoy of his Imperial Majesty and will leave for the Imperial court soon. After which the court gathers at the Palais-Royal to watch his Majesty dance in Les Amours déguisés, a new ballet with fourteen entries and directed by Monsieur Lully.

15 February, his Majesty receives the Ètats de Bretagne, lead by the Bishop de Saint-Malo, after which his Majesty goes to see Madame la Duchesse de La Meilleraye, which has recently been widowed.

16 February, Les Amours déguisés is performed again.

17 February, his Majesty travels to Versailles for a promenade.

18 February, Les Amours déguisés is performed again.

20 February, Les Amours déguisés is performed again.

23 February, Les Amours déguisés is performed again.

25 February, Les Amours déguisés is performed again.

26 February, her Majesty the Queen-Mother invites into her salon for a costume ball to celebrate the ending of carnival.

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