Edict of Nantes
declaration of religious toleration
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
the idea that nothing can ever be known for certain
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)
government agents who collected taxes and administered justice
Jean Baptiste Colbert
An economic advisor to Louis XIV; he supported mercantilism and tried to make France economically self-sufficient. Brought prosperity to France.
War of the Spanish Succession
The war over the union of the French and Spanish thrones. The war didn't really have an ending, both sides were just tired of fighting and so the Spanish and French thrones became united.
Thirty Years' War
A conflict over religion and territory and for power among European ruling families
Frederick the Great
This was the Prussian king who embraced culture and wrote poetry and prose. He gave religious and philosophical toleration to all subjects, abolished torture and made the laws simpler
Seven Years' War
Worldwide struggle between France and Great Britain for power and control of land