Monarchs of Europe-people
minister of King Louis XVIII, appointed by Marie de Medici , had the real power, wanted to curb power of nobility, 32 generalities, military provinces France was divided into
first Bourbon king-most important kings in French history-rise to power ended French Civil Wars-gradual course to absolutism-politique-converted to Catholicism to gain loyalty of Paris
king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
|Peter the Great|
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government
|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
This was the queen of Austria as a result of the Pragmatic Sanction. She limited the papacy's political influence in Austria, strengthened her central bureaucracy and cautiously reduced the power that nobles had over their serfs
|Frederick William the Great Elector|
This was the man who starting absolutism in Prussia by uniting the three provinces of Prussia under one ruler.
The first Tudor king that worked to establish a strong monarchical government and ended the private wars of nobles in England.
(1491-1547) King of England from 1509 to 1547; his desire to annul his marriage led to a conflict with the pope, England's break with the Roman Catholic Church, and its embrace of Protestantism. Henry established the Church of England in 1532.
|Ivan the Terrible|
first czar of Russia, known for cruelty and being constantly at war
Queen of England from 1558 to 1603
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