KING'S PRIVATE LIFE ~ The Sun King, Louis XIV, was born with two teeth. He permitted only his hairdresser to see him without his wig on. King Louis XIV owned 413 beds and changed his linen three times a day. On September 1, 1715, four days before his 77th birthday, Louis XIV died of gangrene at Versailles, the castle he built and adored. He was tall and his height was nearly 1,8 m though he is often shown ca 1,6-1,7 m.