AP World History the Enlightenment and Absolutism

AP World History the Enlightenment and Absolutism

absolute power
total power- Spain, France, Germanic Kingdoms and Austria
Absolutism
political system in which rulers have complete control over the government and the lives of its people
Charles V (spain)
1515-1556, controlled Spain,Austria, Netherlands, HRE, and New World Territorries, puts Martin Luther on trial, protects Europe from Muslims
Phillip II (spain)
1556-1598, used divine right, very Catholic & HRE, lead the Spanish armada, Spain lost & lost its power
Louis XIV (france)
Ruled for 72 years (1638-1715), aka The Sun King, claimed divine right, had new world territories Canada, Louisiana, Haiti& Carribean Islands, Palace of Versailles, persecuted French Protestants
Absolute Russia
all about Westernization, process of making Russia more like the rest of Western Europe
Peter the Great
1672-1725, studied western technologies, visted several European cities and brought back technicians, teachers, soldiers, built St. Petersburg near Baltic Sea
Beard Tax
Couldn’t pay tax beard comes off (trying to become more like Western Europe)
Catherine the Great