Jean Baptiste Lully
In February of 1653, Lully and Louis danced in the same ballet together for the first time. Coincidentally, it was in this ballet, Ballet de la nuit, that Louis XIV gained his nickname the "Sun King" from the role of the same name that he played so successfully (Harman and Milner 1959, 171). It was less than a month later that King Louis appointed Lully his compositeur de la musique instrumentale de Roi. This appointment began a lifelong relationship between the King and Lully.