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  • Absolute Monarchy Like Louis XIV
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    During the pre-Enlightenment period, France and England went through very dramatic and very different government change. At the beginning of this time period, England had achieved relative stability, due largely in part to Elizabeth I long and successful reign. On the other hand, France had been subjected to numerous civil and religious wars, therefore leading to instability. French absolutism was largely a result of these crises and tragedies, with the country recognizing the need for a strong,...
  • Absolutism As Primary Form Of Government Absolutism
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    Absolutism as Primary Form of Government Absolutism became the primary form of government for many Europeans in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It appealed to so many for reasons the same as other governments. "Absolutists contended that social and political harmony would result when subjects obeyed their divinely sanctioned rulers in all aspects" (Text 594). Absolutists rulers felt God gave them their ability to teach the masses the proper ways to live. Absolutist rulers had several m...
  • Einhard And Charlemagne
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    Einhard was a courtier in Charlemagne's Frankish Kingdom. During Charlemagne's rule / life (768-824), he dedicated a vast amount of time and energy into supporting the notions of classical learning. He went so far as to start a school comprised of many scholars within his palace. Their role was to educate the nobility, the priesthood and the people, as well as hold counsel with the king. This is where Einhard and Charlemagne first encountered each other. Einhard was a small but intelligent man w...
  • Abbe Armand De Richelieu
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    Cardinal Richelieu Cardinal Richelieu was born Armand Jean du Plessis in Paris in September of 1585. The name Richelieu came from the name of his family's estate. The du Plessis' were considered minor nobility and Armand's grandfather, Louis, secured their place in court through marriage to Francoise de Rochechouart, an important family at the time. Louis died young and left five sons, the second oldest of whom, Francois, was Richelieu's father. Francois also died young, leaving his family in di...
  • Louis Armstrong
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    When most of us here the word leader we think of a superior being. A person that is totally unlike any other. There have been many leaders in the past centuries. One that I found most significant was Louis Armstrong. He was a great musician in so many ways. He patented his own style of music that became known and loved all over the world. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana to May anne and William Armstrong. Louis had many great accomplishments throughout his li...
  • Louis Accepted The Offer
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    Louis XIV Louis XIV was a good leader for many reasons, some of which will come out in this essay. Louis ruled with an iron fist, he didn't let anyone mess with France, and if they did, he made them suffer. Second, Louis had mercy on those who betrayed him, a trait rarely seen in his day and age. Third most he did his best to bring down the nobles of France, particularly the more richer ones who thought they were above the law. Louis ruled with an iron fist he didn't let anyone mess around with ...
  • Louis XIV The Sun King
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    FR 139 Text Questions pp. 49-75 (for Test 2) 1. What was the Reformation? It was a religious & political movement that had to do w / grievance w / the church. The Humanists wanted to challenge the Pope's authority. The Reformers wanted to have the rules be based on scripture. They believed in a simple life and felt the church and society were corrupt. 2 Reformers were Luther and Calvin. 2. The Wars of Religion (dates, who was fighting, why?) 1560-1593. Protestants and Catholics fought. House of ...
  • Wife Of King Louis Xvi Of France
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    Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. She was born in 1755 in France and was the daughter of the Great Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa of Austria. Because here parents came from two countries at war with each other, their marriage formed a peace treaty. Marie was very spoiled and grew up with an extravagant lifestyle. She herself became the wife of the next heir to the French throne to further keep the peace. The heir was Louis XVI, who was a very dull a...
  • France Louis
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    Louis XIV was only four years old when he succeeded his father to the French throne. Often uncared for, he nearly drowned because no one was watching him as he played near a pond. This began to shape in his young mind an early fear of God. Louis' character was also shaped by the French Civil War. In this, the Paris Parlement rose against the crown. For five years, Louis would suffer fear, cold, hunger and other spirit-breaking events. He would never forgive Paris, the nobles, or the common peopl...
  • Louis And Mazarin
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    LOUIS XIV Louis XIV was one of four leaders, (along with Charles V, Napoleon, and Adolf Hitler) who had an opportunity to establish their hegemony over much of Europe in the time period after 1500. Although Louis XIV failed in his attempt to dominate Europe politically, it was during this time span that Europe was very strongly influenced by French culture and civilization. Louis XIV is a paradigm of European monarchs. He was known as Louis the Great, The Grand Monarch, and the Sun King. Louis l...
  • King Louis VII Of France
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    Feudal Monarchy. The twelfth century can be attributed to the emergence of feudal monarchs in Western Europe. Historical events and determined leaders contributed to the growth of royal authority after it was a weak kingship under feudalism for a long period of time. King Louis VI of France faced many hardships in providing order, securing peace and protecting his people; some of these royal duties have been neglected as a result of an inefficient central government. Based on the feudal custom, ...
  • Louis The Germans Brothers
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    Verdun not seen as final oaths of allegiance but moreover showing mistrust. ideology of imperium Christian um survived in weakened form one empire under collective rule of three brothers there were some cases of cooperation Kings often met to plan against the other Aquitainians invite Louis the German to seed son Louis the Younger to rule over them 855 and 877 Carolingian politics dominated by attempts Lothar remain brothers Charles the Bald and Louis the German to inherit nephews kingdoms patte...
  • Louis Xv And Mme De Pompadour
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    The Regency one (1715-1723) In 1715, Louis XV has only five years. The Orleans duke, Nephew of Louis XIV, becomes then govern. Versailles is abandoned to the Paris profit. In reaction against the taxed harshness during the last years of the preceding reign opens a period marked by an institutional, religious liberalization and moral: (Folk song). Thus the Italian comedy, forbidden previously for judged licentious, is she again authorized. She will inspire Antoine Watteau, John Baptist Pater and ...
  • Trial And Execution Of King Louis Xvi
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    The trial and execution of King Louis XVI, or "Louis the Last", was a major event in the French Revolution. Louis' monarchy was ended by the revolution on August 10, 1792 when the people stormed the royal palace of the Tuileries after he broke his promises to abide by the new constitution. The Convention Assembly put the king on trial for treason and he met the guillotine on January 21, 1793. A common historical view of Louis is as a tragic figure or martyr. He is widely remembered as merely a m...
  • Versailles And Louis XIV
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    Versailles and Louis XIV define the history of France and Europe for the 18th century in many different ways. Versailles set the ways people thought style should be when it was first constructed. Louis XIV set the ways people thought and lived. People thought his way was best and his ways lasted through the 18th century. Louis XIV built his palace in Versailles, southwest of Paris. The palace was very large and had many different places and rooms. The Old Chateau was built back in 1623 by Louis ...
  • King Louis Xvi And Marie
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    Marie Antoinette: The Player Queen John Garber Palache (c) 1929 Longman's, Green & Co. Marie Antoinette, born Maria Antonia in Vienna, Austria, was the youngest and favorite daughter of Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa. They were the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire. Marie was brought up in the hope that she might one day be queen of France. She married the French dauphin in 1770. Four years later, he became King Louis XVI, and Marie became queen. The young queen was lively and extravagant. Th...
  • Louis XI Son Charles V
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    During 1350 and 1450 large areas of France were under English occupation. The French monarchy was weak The Hundred Years War left France with a declining population and desolate countryside. However, during the last phase of the war, the Estates General granted the King Louis XI (Spider King) the right to an annual direct tax known as the tallie. This tallie tax allowed King Louis XI to be the first Renaissance king to be able to afford cast-bronze cannons. Although Louis had an unattractive per...
  • L Honor Of The King
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    The castle of Versailles 1 the CONSTRUCTION OF the C? est CASTLE by accompanying his / her father with hunting that Louis X discovers the surroundings of Versailles. Become king, it decides in 1623d? y to make build a simple house. In 1631, Louis X entrusts his extension to Phil ibert Roy. At the same time the King repurchases new grounds which increase the field considerably. In 1643 the king dies, the dolphin n? a not yet 5 years. His / her mother, Anne d? Autriche indicated as regent controls...
  • King Louis
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    We are the nobility; we own 30% of the land. We are involved in, finance, shipping, insurance and manufacturing. What need do we have for this king? If we revolt alongside the bourgeoisie we can overthrow the king and thus keeping our power. King Louis has be squandering and nearly bankrupting this country on that stupid lodge of his the Versailles! That money could be going to us! The ones that collect the taxes and send him the money that we collect! We don't care about a stupid lodge! What ab...
  • Reign Of King Louis Xvi
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    WORLD CIV. SINCE 1660 DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS The storm broke during the reign of King Louis XVI. He was twenty years old when he came to the throne. No one could have been more out place than he was and he realized this and often wished he were just a common man. His greatest fault was that he was always ready to listen to others and follow their advise. When this advise was good, everything was fine. But later on in King Louis XVI's reign the advise was bad and it cost the king his life. When Ki...

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