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  • Louis XIV Actions
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    Absolutism Absolutism or absolute monarchy is the form of government where the king possesses complete control of the government and people in his country; the king's word is law. Many factors lead to Absolute Monarchy in France, and the style of Absolute Monarchy under Louis XIV differed from traditional Absolute Monarchy. The political and cultural history of France from 1498 to 1661, that is, from Louis XII's accession to the throne to Louis XIV's personal assumption of power can be divided i...
  • 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,...
  • Louis Love For War Cost France Money
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    Louis XIV Greed is defined in the dictionary as selfish and grasping desire for possession; especially of wealth. It is also described as a noun. This definition can be directly related and best describes Louis XIV, the king of France in the sixteen hundreds. The effects of greed destroying peoples lives can be seen in the beginning of Louis XIV's reign, during his reign, and after his reign had ended Louis XIV inherited the throne in 1643 when he was only five (Cairns 103). From the moment he e...
  • Louis XIV And The People Of France
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    At What Cost Should Splendid be Achieved? Splendid is a term that Webster's Dictionary defines as 1. Magnificent and sumptuous. 2. Distinguished or glorious. Splendour means even more than that. It can be used to describe something so excellent in all ways that it leaves a person in awe. The Palace of Versailles is often associated with that term, but should it? The Palace is indeed magnificent, but what the king had done to his country and people was not. This palace cost the country of France ...
  • Big Weakness For Peter The Great
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    Louis XIV and Peter the Great Both Louis XIV and Peter the Great were famous rulers of the late 17th- early 18th Centuries. Both took the throne at a young age and both had many strengths and weaknesses. Louis XIV had many strengths during his reign as ruler of France. Appointing Jean Baptiste Colbert as his minister of finance made some of his greatest strengths and accomplishments. One strength was that of mercantilism, which is an economic theory under which a country increases its wealth by ...
  • Louis XIV And Philip II
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    The palace of Versailles was built by Louis XIV of France (1643-1715), and the Escorial was built by Philip II of Spain (1556-1598). By examining the aerial and frontal facades of these two palaces, it may be seen that there were many similarities and differences between the two kings perception and practice of monarchy. Each king set his own goals for his life, and concluded as to how a monarch ought to behave. Both Louis XIV and Philip II had religious duties to pay attention to, organized the...
  • 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 ...
  • Frederick William And Tsar Peter
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    ABSOLUTE MONARCHS During the middle of the seventeen century and early eighteen century, the system of central authority was established. King Louis XIV (Sun King), Frederick William (The Elector), and Tsar Peter I (The Great) their achievements, policies, and similarities were in view of obtaining desired goals. Many achievements for advancement were accomplished during the late 1700's and early 1800's. The French King Louis XIV created at Versailles, near Paris a elaborate court and in 1680's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Person And Monarch In King Louis XIV
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    Introduction Perhaps one of the most famous of European monarchs, King Louis XIV ruled France for some 72 years, the longest by any French head of State. It is believed that reign of King Louis XIV was reputably famous as one of 'Absolute government', primarily because the King had his own particular and dominating style of governing the nation. Attaining the powers of a King at a young age of only 5 years, King Louis XIV would rule through his mother's guidance and Cardinal Mazarin acting as th...
  • Way Louis XIV
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    Sara Schneider Mr. CurwenLouis XIV In the seventeenth century there were different types of leaders in Europe. The classic monarchial rule was giving way to absolutist rule. Absolute kings claimed to be ruling directly from God, therefore having divine rule that could not be interfered with. In 1643 Louis XIV began his reign over France as an absolute king. When Louis the XIV began his rule in 1643, his actions immediately began to suggest and absolute dictatorship. Because of the misery he had ...
  • Louis XIV's Absolute Government
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    An absolute monarch is a ruler by divine right who has control over every portion of his kingdom. The most famous absolute monarch, Louis XIV, had the longest reign of any of the French kings. Louis achieved this as a result of his reformed laws, foreign policy, a smart economic advisor, and his decision to deny power to the nobility. Although some of these ideas could be viewed as having a negative impacting on France, overall Louis XIV's absolute government was beneficial to the development of...
  • 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...
  • Power Of Louis XIV
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    During the 1600's, monarchial systems were changing. This was called the Age of Absolutism. Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls all aspects of government, became the type of government in France, under the rule of Louis XIV. Louis XIV was a model of absolute rule. Louis XIV achieved royal absolutism and helped France become the most powerful nation in the world during the 1600's. His ideas and actions made him be a model of absolutism. Some ideas and actions praised h...
  • King Louis XIV Of France
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    King Louis XIV of France once boasted, "I am the state!" how true that was considering he was the absolute ruler of France for 72 years. As a child Louis lived through the Fronde a series of violent uprisings in France. When he became king he knew he could never allow that to happen. Louis believed that the best way to stop the social uprisings in France was a strong monarchy. Louis worked hard to strengthen the French state. He continued the practice of choosing advisers from the middle class, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rulers Before King Louis XIV
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    "Louis XIV of France was the most powerful ruler of his time", (sherman 7). He gained possession of the throne as a mere boy in 1643 and remained in power until 1715. His many unusual ways made him a great leader. However, he carefully masked his intentions, as described by Saint-Simon in his Memoires. Saint-Simon viewed the king under a different light, since he felt slighted and resentful. As with all rulers, some things must be done under the table to better the lives of the people. But as it...
  • Risk To Louis XIV S Absolutism
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    Absolutism and Louis XIV Louis XIV of France had had both a long and powerful reign on the throne. He was able to achieve this due to the development of absolutism in France. Absolutism is defined as the political idea that absolute power should be vested in a single ruler. The whole idea of absolutism originally came from philosopher Jean Bod in in the 16th Century. Louis+ absolutism developed with four major parts: The breeding of a strong and controlled military, The building of Versailles to...
  • King Louis XIV Of France
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    King Louis XIV of France tamed the nobility by making them the only ones that knew how to behave in the king's society at Versailles. Thus allowing him the power to grant positions to aristocracy without truly yielding any political power. Louis was a very strict king, and gave up luxuries for beauty. For example he didn't want the palace to look sinister from the gardens, so he didn't build up fireplaces, and the smoke pored into the castle. The king's many rules are present in situations such ...

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