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  • 1. Europe in the Age of the Absolute Monarchs Lic. Laura Flores next
  • 2. Louis XIV
    • King at the age of five.
    • Third of the Bourbon dynasty.
    • Absolute monarch.
    • Believed in “divine right”
    • Known as the “Sun King”
    • French catholic king.
    • Creator of Versailles
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  • 3. The Fronde
    • Revolt led by the nobles when they stroded into Louis XIV’s chambers.
    • Nobles believed Mazarin abused power.
    • VERSAILLES.
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  • 4. Versailles
    • Louis XIV’ s royal country house.
    • Built in 1668, surrounded by gardens. Full of art.
    • 226 rooms : private library, chapel, reception hall.
    • More than 500 servants.
    • Political purpose: to glorify France and Louis absolute power
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  • 5. Power behind the throne of Louis XIV, during his childhood
  • 6. Jean Baptise Colbert
    • Louis XIV´s minister of Finance.
    • Believed in the theory of mercantilism.
    • Strenghtened France economy.
    • Offered subsides.
    • Supported “balance of trade”.
    • Believed in exports and imports. (tariffs)
    • Balance of power.
    • “ Edict of Nantes” (revoked by Louis XIV)
  • 7. How did Louis XIV promote culture in France?
    • By sponsoring drama,
    • opera and fine arts.
    • Louis XIV favorite comedian was Moliere.
    • His favorite dramatists were Corneille and
    • Racine
  • 8. What political purpose did Versailles serve? To glorify France and Louis XIV absolute power