Henry of Navarre (Henry iv)-France
This began the Bourbon Dynasty in France. He came to power after his cousin, Henry III, was assassinated in 1589. Huguenot was a politique as well- he valued political peace above religious unity. In 1593, he abjured Protestantism and embraced the traditional religion of France, the religion of the majority in France- Catholicism. He passed the Edict of Nantes, increasing Protestants' rights in France. He was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic in 1610.
This was the man who influenced the power of King Louis XIII the most and tried to make France an absolute monarchy. Advised Louis xiii because he was to young
Claims to be the sun king. Taught many expensive wars. Moved his palace to versatiles. Was advised by Jean baptist colbert.
Jean baptist Colbert
assisted Louis in achieving his goals and believed in the theory of mercantilism and who to prevent wealth from leaving the country and tried to make Franch self-sufficient
Ruler of the Hapsburg empire. Was was elected the holy roman emperor by German princes. Faught off the ottoman empire from the city of Vienna. Inherited Spain and it's American colonies from his grandparents
Goal was to restore the catholic church. Sends the Spanish armada to England as an effort to force the nation back to catholicism
Peter the great( Peter romanov)
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government. Went incognito to bring back ideas from western European nations to Russia . Very tall man
Catherine the Great
This was the empress of Russia who continued Peter's goal to Westernizing Russia, created a new law code, and greatly expanded Russia
Frederick the great
King of Prussia (1740-1786). Successful in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), he brought Prussia great military prestige in Europe. Invited heugenots to Prussia and resulted in an increase in the Prussian army. Military genius
Suleiman the magnificent