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  • Name Of Pope Benedict Xvi
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    Pope Benedict XVI: A Life and Papacy Revealed On April 19, 2005 Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected as successor to the beloved Pope John Paul II. He was formally enthroned during the papal inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005 and chose the name of Pope Benedict XVI (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Elected at the age of 78 Pope Benedict XVI was the oldest to be elected Pope since Clement XII in 1730 (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Pope Benedict is only the eight German Pope to be elected into office the last being A...
  • Jacobins And The Girondins
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    After the dethronement of Louis XVI, politics for the first time in France had become an issue for the French to systemize and regulate. No longer did the citizens have to follow the will of the kings' "godly design" but now would be represented by a republic of the people. Very quickly political factions began to emerge across France. The two major political factions of the Convention were the Jacobins and the Girondins, which held very opposite beliefs of the future of the monarchy. However, b...
  • King Louis Xvi
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    Throughout the English revolution of 1688, and just after the establishment of the freedom of the press in 1694, the conditions were perfect for a development of a new understanding of knowledge. John Locke, who, in the field of theology, found his starting point, like most prominent thinkers of the age, in the conflict of systems, beliefs, and practices. Out of his reflections on the known facts of experience, he developed new abstract and ethical ideas. In spite of his supernaturalist tendenci...
  • 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...
  • 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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