Absolutism Rise In France

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  • 1. Development of French Absolutism (c. 1589-1648)
  • 2. France in the 17th century
  • 3. Henry IV (Henry of Navarre) (r. 1589-1610)
  • 4. Duke of Sully (1560-1641)
    • Enhanced power of the monarchy
    • Mercantilism to control the economy
    • Reduced royal debt
    • Reformed the tax system
    • Improved transportation
  • 5. Louis XIII (r. 1610-1643) Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)