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The Arrogrance of Louis XIV and Creon - Power- something so potent, yet so easy to misuse. Not everyone can obtain power, however those who possess it often acquire arrogance. Louis XIV held total control of France, abusing his dominance. Louis called himself ‘the Sun King’, believing that everything revolved around him. His pompousness led him to making foolish decisions, as he considered himself to be superior. If you don’t use your brain, you will ultimately lose it, as Louis was beheaded by the determined citizens of France....   [tags: Antigone, Louis XIV]
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Comparing King Louis XIV of France and King Philip II of Spain - The palace of Versailles was built by King Louis XIV of France and the Escorial was built by King Philip II of Spain. The two kings each had their differences about their beliefs on how to rule, yet there are some similarities. Louis XIV believed in showing off his power and being open. Philip II was a simplistic guy devoted to Catholicism. They both had military to spread their beliefs and ideas. Despite the kings’ beliefs, their palaces reflected their ideals. King Louis XIV was a showy and self-absorbed king....   [tags: King Louis XIV, France, King Philip II, Spain] 478 words
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Should We Bow to Louis XIV? - Should We Bow to Louis XIV. Louis XIV, ruler of France for 72 years, is known for stabilizing France and making the country a strong European power. However, many of his projects were costly and caused economic problems for the nation. His personal lavish luxuries also were a financial burden to France. By the end of his reign, nearly all of the land he had acquired through warfare had to be returned, thus wasting enormous sums of French money. King Louis XIV reigned in France from 1643-1715. For 54 of these years, he reigned without the help of an official Prime Minister....   [tags: French History King Louis XIV Essays] 1094 words
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Louis XIV, France’s Sun King - Louis XIV, France’s Sun King Louis XIV, France’s Sun King, had the longest reign in European history (1643-1715). During this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at Versailles, and fought most of the other European countries in four wars. Although his reign had some negative aspects; on balance, Louis’ reign was primarily a benefit to France. In 1643 Louis XIII died. Louis XIII’s wife and Louis XIV’s mother, Anne of Austria, aided by her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, ruled France as regent....   [tags: French King Louis XIV Essays] 1219 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV After being ruled by a prime minister for so long, France needed some changes. That is exactly what Louis the XIV would bring to France. In an age of separation, Louis wanted to start a unification process. He started this by giving himself sole power and also only having one religion for the country. The king is always the center of attention good or bad. Louis was prepared to take the good with the bad, and handled it well. He emphasized the king as the center of attention....   [tags: France French King Louis XIV Essays] 1242 words
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Louis XIV and His Court - There were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person likes him. The more distant you were from the king, the more you disliked him. People that were more distant from the king disliked him more. Madame de Motteville’s Account of The Parisian Disturbances (which was a second hand account) painted a positive picture of the court. Madame de Motteville was a person who was closer to the king....   [tags: the Sun King, Versailles, Louis the Great]
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Louis XIV and the Palace of Versailles - There is just something about Paris, France that draws in millions of visitors every year. Maybe it is the cobbled streets, or the picturesque cafes down small alleys, or perhaps it is the “love in the air”. In the City of Lights, there is just so much to do and explore. Millions of tourists flock to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower every year, but only a few miles away lies another jewel, a palace so magnificent the gods wept at its beauty. The Palace of Versailles is a stunning structure built by Louis XIV to glorify France during the 16th century, and it exudes French sophistication and extravagance....   [tags: Baroque Architecture, Royal Chapel]
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The Absolutism Of King Louis XIV - Louis XIV, the ruler of France from the late seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, claimed, “I am the state.” He considered this to be absolutism. His goal, also acquainted with absolutism, was, “one king, one law, one faith;” Furthermore, Louis wanted to promote religious unity, royal dignity, and security of the state. In order to achieve this goal, he had to rule with a firm hand, laying down the law for all to see. Louis XIV’s absolutism fostered in four major parts: the building of Versailles to control the nobility, the breeding of a strong military, the improvement of France’s economy, and, while quite harsh, the brutal extinction of religious toleration....   [tags: Royalty] 518 words
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Louis XIV and Peter the Great - As you wrote in the assignment sheet, Louis XIV and Peter the Great both wanted to do great things. They had many goals in common, as well as many different goals, and, though the two had much in common, worked in very different ways to achieve said goals. They were both autocrats, believing that all decisions concerning the countries in which they lived should be made by them. They both wanted to expand their countries—not only physically, in the context of gaining more and more land, but also building up strong armies and increasing their countries prestige....   [tags: military, government, land] 1294 words
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Louis XIV, The Sun God - ... 4In the portrait 'Louis XIV as Jupiter,' by famous French painter Charles Francois Poerson, King Louis is shown as a seventeen year old during the Fronde, which was a French civil war. The War of the Fronde occurred due to conflicts within the government in France, and people were fed up with the high taxes they were being levied. Eventually, this war came to an end when Louis XIV, who was still very young at the time, decided to take full control and established an absolute monarchy system....   [tags: king of france, power] 1537 words
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The Legacy of Louis XIV - "L'état c'est moi," (I am the state). These were the words of the Sun King to the Parliament of Paris in 1655. He stated: there is no procedure, no judiciary or legislature, and no deliberations. He could write a letter and declare anyone he wanted to be arrested, for whatever reason. King Louis could decide to go to war. He could make laws and repeal them on a whim (Biography, Cranny pg.62). As a leader, Louis XIV used war to try and resolve problems. However, he did build the Palace of Versailles and help establish the western world’s first dance institution; both of which still draw tourists from around the world....   [tags: Treaty of Nijmegen, versailes, french]
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A Powerful Monarch Louis XIV - Louis XIV reigned as the King of France for seventy-two years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in the country of Europe. With his interest in the arts he changed France’s culture from medieval to exquisite. Louis wanted to have no remnants of feudalism, he wanted an absolute monarchy. His aim was to have monarchy be the most important political authority. Louis XIV was a very powerful monarch who symbolized absolute monarchy and helped France gain great power. Louis XIV was the first child of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria and was considered to be God-given....   [tags: arts, feudalism, political authority] 1067 words
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Louis XIV: An Absolute Monarch - Frightfully stimulated as a child from a home intrusion by Parisians during an aristocratic revolt in 1651, Louis XIV realized his rule would be decisive, militant, and absolute (458). His lengthy reign as Frances’ king and how he ruled would be the example that many countries throughout Europe would model their own regimes under. With this great authority also came greater challenges of finance and colonization. In the 17th century, the era of absolute monarchs were the means to restore European life (458)....   [tags: Absolutism]
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Louis XIV: The Sun King - During the 17th century, the ideals of absolutism is completely condensened in the statement by King Louis XIV “Un roi, un loi, un foi” which translates to “One king, one law, one faith”. As the model for the rest of European powers that wanted to achieve absolutist rule, Louis XIV achieved his goals (of one king, one law, and one faith) very well. For the first portion of his quote, “one king”, Louis consolidated his power in many ways. France, as well as many other countries throughout the middle ages and early renaissance, had their power balanced between the nobles and the dynastic ruling class, where nobles controlled their individual provinces and the king would have to rely on his nob...   [tags: notorious monarchs of France] 1212 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV of France was the longest reigning monarch in European history. His reign began when he was five years old and lasted until shortly before his death at the age of seventy-seven (1643-1715). In power for such as extended time, Louis generated many friends and many enemies. As noted in Louis XIV and His Court, there were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court during his long reign. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person liked him....   [tags: reign, leader, king]
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King Louis XIV - King Louis XIV When Louis XIV took over the French throne, he was thrust into middle of the Thirty Years’ War. However, as Louis was only five at the time, he did not do much ruling. The Thirty Years’ War ended with France losing some of its military reputation. Louis grew up with a hatred for the nobles due to the insurrection during the beginning of his reign. Because of this, Louis XIV would never trust the nobles and would spend his reign slowly taking their power away from them. Louis XIV ruled for seventy-two years, from May 14, 1643 to September 1, 1715....   [tags: centralized power in france] 1353 words
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The Palace of Versailles and the Absolutism of Louis XIV - The Palace of Versailles and the Absolutism of Louis XIV Absolutism describes a form of monarchical power that is unrestrained by all other institutions, such as churches, legislatures, or social elites. To achieve absolutism one must first promote oneself as being powerful and authoritative, then the individual must take control of anyone who might stand in the way of absolute power. The Palace of Versailles helped King Louis XIV fulfill both of those objectives. Versailles used propaganda by promoting Louis with its grandiosity and generous portraits that all exuded a sense of supremacy....   [tags: World History ]
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Peter the Great and Louis XIV and Absolutism - During the reigns of King Louis XIV of France and King Peter I of Russia, also known as Peter the Great, the nobility was under strict control to limit its power and status in society and government. Both autocrats, or absolute rulers, put the nobles in an area separate from the rest of society to keep them under close watch. The kings’ opinion in religion also impacted the status and power of the nobility because most of them were skilled Protestants. This would prove itself as a problem in the long run for Louis XIV....   [tags: nobility, power, government, tyrants] 577 words
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French History: King Louis XIV - ... There had been a rumor that because the protégé of Cardinal Richelieu, Jules Mazarin, had been taking care of Louis, he had been his actual father. Since Anne and Louis XIII, Louis XIV’s father, love life had been dull there were valid points on Mazarin being his father. Not only was Mazarin watching over Louis but he was also guiding him and helping him through his reign as such a young kid. When Louis turned nine years old, the nobles and the Parliament had started a revolt against him, this was the beginning of the Frond....   [tags: nobels, golden century] 816 words
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The Reign of King Louis XIV - The Reign of King Louis XIV Louis XIV had a passion for glory and used it to fight four wars because he was motivated by personal and dynastic considerations. King Louis XIV was born in 1638. He became king at age four, and received only a mediocre education. He was taught nothing beyond pious works and decorous behavior at religious observances. He came into full power of France in 1661. Louis married Maria Theresa of Spain in 1659. When Mazarin died in 1661, Louis decided he didn’t want a powerful advisor and then started to change history....   [tags: European History] 625 words
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Louis XIV and Peter The Great - Research Essay Absolute rulers like Louis xiv and Peter the Great strengthened there countries butweakened them economically. They made great improvements to the armies and social aspects of the kingdom. But when they were improving all of these things it ended up costing them a great deal of money. Was it good to have a great army and government if everyone had no money. Absolutism is a political theory holding that all power should bevested in one ruler or other authority....   [tags: essays research papers] 834 words
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Great Individuals: Akbar the Great vs. Louis XIV - ... First, the lives and reigns of both Akbar and Louis XIV were influenced by multiple factors that served as “caves/chains”, including religion and the conditions under which the two rulers came into power. Not only was Akbar raised an orthodox Muslim, but Muslims also dominated Mughal Indian government at the time when he was born and became emperor. Likewise, Louis XIV was born into the Catholic faith. Furthermore, both leaders inherited their positions from their fathers at a young age with unstable conditions in certain aspects of their empires....   [tags: empire, muslim, india] 764 words
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The Reign of Louis XIV - Louis XIV was born in 1638. In the year 1661 he succeeded the regent Cardinal Mazarin. At the time he was only twenty-three. Louis applied the symbol of the sun to his reign; "the light that imparts to the other heavenly bodies." Louis intended to make the other states of Europe "the other heavenly bodies," him take taking the role and duties of the sun. As you will see King Louis XIV was a very proud, clever, glory-hungry, and well-spoken ruler. There are three authors in the section on Louis XIV who discuss the qualities and short-comings during his time of power....   [tags: European History] 444 words
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Louis XIV the Responsible for France´s Financial Burden - In 1643, the French had to put their faith and future into a five year old boy named Louis XIV (Elena Steingrad). Since the future king was so young, they had to put French officials into power until Louis was old enough. Finally, when he grew up he became a great king and led France to great power (Elena Steingrad). Even though he made France’s power rise and proved he was a great ruler, he ruined France financially and economically for the future. Louis XIV was born on September 5, 1639 and was known to be the “god-given” child of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria (Elena Steingrad)....   [tags: leader, Palace of Versailles, French history]
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Louis XIV and Absolute Monarchism - Louis XIV and Absolute Monarchism Louis XIV (the fourteenth) was an absolute monarch. He was often called "the Sun King," and ruled over France. He devoted himself to helping France achieve economic, political, and cultural prominence. Many historians believe the phrase "absolute power corrupts absolutely" mirrors Louis' reign. Louis XIV revoked the Edict on Nantes, changing the economy of France in one motion. By creating the city of Versailles and being a major patron of the arts, Louis was very influential on French culture....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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Henry VIII And Louis XIV - Henry VIII and Louis XIV Henry VIII and Louis XIV were both men whose accomplishments on a national level for their respective countries of England and France were great, but whose very different personal problems gave them a negative impression in history. The two leaders had very different ruling styles, but with a few similar themes throughout. Perhaps the best thing to look at first is their very different attitudes toward God and God¹s power in monarchy and state. Henry VIII on England grew up as a very strong Catholic, at the insistence of his mother and father....   [tags: essays research papers] 1479 words
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Louis XIV--Palace of Versailles - At What Cost Should Splendid be Achieved. Splendid is a term that Webster's Dictionary defines as 1. Magnificent and sumptuous. 2. Distinguished or glorious. Splendour means even more than that. It can be used to describe something so excellent in all ways that it leaves a person in awe. The Palace of Versailles is often associated with that term, but should it. The Palace is indeed magnificent, but what the king had done to his country and people was not. This palace cost the country of France a great amount of money, but that still did not make the king change his decision about building it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Absolutism and Louis XIV - Absolutism and Louis XIV Louis XIV of France had had both a long and powerful reign on the throne. He was able to achieve this due to the development of absolutism in France. Absolutism is defined as the political idea that absolute power should be vested in a single ruler. The whole idea of absolutism originally came from philosopher Jean Bodin in the 16th Century. Louis¹ absolutism developed with four major parts: The breeding of a strong and controlled military, The building of Versailles to control the nobility, The selling of nobility, and The appointed of an advisor....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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Louis XIV and Religion - Louis XIV and Religion Louis XIV was a devoted Catholic. Even so, his wish to centralize and unify France caused conflict between France and Rome. Like his ancestors before him, Louis and the clergy of France upheld the tradition of Gallicianism, control of the French church by the throne. On of the most serious of these conflicts involved Louis' claim to income from vacant positions in the French Catholic church. Out of this conflict came a document known as the Four Gallican Articles, which reaffirmed the throne's supremacy over the pope, even in doctrinal matters....   [tags: Papers] 1243 words
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Louis XIV: Absolute Monarchist - An absolute monarch is a ruler by divine right who has control over every portion of his kingdom. The most famous absolute monarch, Louis XIV, had the longest reign of any of the French kings. Louis achieved this as a result of his reformed laws, foreign policy, a smart economic advisor, and his decision to deny power to the nobility. Although some of these ideas could be viewed as having a negative impacting on France, overall Louis XIV’s absolute government was beneficial to the development of his country....   [tags: essays research papers] 848 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV In the seventeenth century there were different types of leaders in Europe. The classic monarchial rule was giving way to absolutist rule. Absolute kings claimed to be ruling directly from God, therefore having divine rule that could not be interfered with. In 1643 Louis XIV began his reign over France as an absolute king. When Louis the XIV began his rule in 1643, his actions immediately began to suggest and absolute dictatorship. Because of the misery he had previously suffered, one of the first things he did was to decrease the power of the nobility....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV Greed is defined in the dictionary as selfish and grasping desire for possession; especially of wealth. It is also described as a noun. This definition can be directly related and best describes Louis XIV, the king of France in the sixteen hundreds. The effects of greed destroying peoples lives can be seen in the beginning of Louis XIV’s reign, during his reign, and after his reign had ended Louis XIV inherited the throne in 1643 when he was only five (Cairns 103). From the moment he entered power and his reign began he had greedy intentions and enormous ideas of divine rule (Cairns 112)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1090 words
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Louis XIV - LOUIS XIV Louis XIV was one of four leaders, (along with Charles V, Napoleon, and Adolf Hitler) who had an opportunity to establish their hegemony over much of Europe in the time period after 1500. Although Louis XIV failed in his attempt to dominate Europe politically, it was during this time span that Europe was very strongly influenced by French culture and civilization. Louis XIV is a paradigm of European monarchs. He was known as Louis the Great, The Grand Monarch, and the Sun King....   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV (1638-1715) Although Louis XIV, also known as Louis the Great, brought death and destruction through his wars, there are many positive aspects of his reign, such as the creation of Versailles and the building of France’s national army. He did what had never been done before. He changed the lifestyle and the attitude of France by creating one of the most powerful monarchies ever to be built and at the same time, reassured all the nobility and other wealthy groups of their political and social standings....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV The Sun King, Louis XIV was only four years old when he succeeded his father to the French throne. Often not cared for, he nearly drowned because no one was watching him as he played near a pond. (The Sun King) This began to shape in his young mind, and gave him an early fear of God. Louis was also shaped by the French Civil War. In this, the Paris Parliament rose against the crown. For five years, Louis would suffer fear, cold, hunger and other spirit-breaking events. He would never forgive Paris, the nobles, or the common people....   [tags: Papers] 656 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV Louis XIV was a good leader for many reasons, some of which will come out in this essay. Louis ruled with an iron fist, he didn't let anyone mess with France, and if they did , he made them suffer. Second, Louis had mercy on those who betrayed him, a trait rarely seen in his day and age. Third most he did his best to bring down the nobles of France, particularly the more richer ones who thought they were above the law. Louis ruled with an iron fist he didn't let anyone mess around with France, if anyone had the guts to even think about challenging his power over the people of France he would do he would go out of his way to make them suffer....   [tags: essays research papers] 967 words
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Louis xiv - Louis xiv Louis XIV gained power for himself and his national government through absolutism. Absolutism is unlimited power in government and society. In government to be an absolutist the king would have unlimited power in all forms of the government such as the legislative, judicial, executive, and revenues. As an absolutist Louis would have unlimited power in the society by controlling the economy and church. To control the church he would follow the divine right of kings, which goes along with absolutism, and be a figure to the people that is spoken through by God....   [tags: European Europe History] 976 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV was only four years old when he succeeded his father to the French throne. Often uncared for, he nearly drowned because no one was watching him as he played near a pond. This began to shape in his young mind an early fear of God. Louis' character was also shaped by the French Civil War. In this, the Paris Parlement rose against the crown. For five years, Louis would suffer fear, cold, hunger and other spirit-breaking events. He would never forgive Paris, the nobles, or the common people....   [tags: essays research papers] 1035 words
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Taking a Look at the Palace of Versailles - The Palace of Versailles was the official home of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Originally, a hunting lodge built in 1624 by Louis XIII, but then was expanded by Louis XIV in the beginning of 1669. With beautiful architecture and amazing landscape, it is one of the most well- known and beautiful palaces in France. Its garden is so unique and one of Europe's largest. It played a huge responsibility in French government and was used for some of the biggest meetings of Kings and Queens....   [tags: Louis XIV, architecture] 1325 words
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King Louis XIV - King Louis XIV By the time Louis XIV came to power in 1643 at the tender young age of five. The king was made progressively aware that France indeed needed large amounts of money to pull themselves out of bankruptcies and later on to be able to get the luxuries, which would become available at the court of France. Louis XIV born in 1638 reined France from 1643- 1715, which is the longest reign in European history. Louis was born at Saint- Germain- en- Laye, and was the third monarch of the Bourbon Family....   [tags: Papers] 995 words
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Louis XIV's Similarities to Machiavelli's The Prince - Louis XIV was born on September 5, 1638, and ruled as King of France and of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death at the age of 76. He took over the throne a few months before his fifth birthday, but didn't actually assume actual control of the government until his First Minister, Jules Cardinal Mazarin, died in 1661. He was to become King of France after his father, Louis XIII, died of tuberculosis. He achieved the role of king by ways of hereditary monarchy, which is one of the ways to become a ruler, as stated by Machiavelli....   [tags: essays research papers] 781 words
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Louis XIV: The Greatest Leader of France - Louis XIV: The Greatest Leader of France The Days of Elegance The term "splendid" is one that most English speaking people are familiar with. To most of those people it has a meaning related to the overall appearance or feeling of what ever is being described. Webster's dictionary defines the term as: 1. magnificent and sumptuous. 2. distinguished or glorious. Splendor is more that that. It is an adjective that could be used to describe something so great and breath taking that one is left awed....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 834 words
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King Louis XIV: A Disastrous Ruler - King Louis XIV: A Disastrous Ruler It is often debated whether or not the reign of King Louis XIV had a positive or negative effect on France. Although there were improvements during his reign in transportation, culture, and national defense, there were far more negative aspects. He depleted the national treasury with his liberal spending on personal luxuries and massive monuments. His extreme fear of the loss of power led to poor decision making, which caused the court to be of lower quality....   [tags: European History Essays] 886 words
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Louis XIV vs. Julius Caesar - Louis XIV vs. Julius Caesar There have been many powerful leaders in history. Many of them share certain characteristics. Louis XIV was one of these leaders. He displayed characteristics like ambitious, arrogant, and oppressive. Many characters from the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar share these characteristics with Louis XIV. Some of the characters, from the play, that share these characteristics with Louis are Brutus, Caesar, Marullus, and Flavius. All of these characters have said something or acted a certain way to show their similarity with Louis XIV....   [tags: essays research papers] 1371 words
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The French Fashion Revolution: - Fashion is not simply clothing, nor is it just an assortment of pictures in the latest issue of Vogue. Instead, it is a highly colorful form of textile and visual culture that plays an essential role in life, both the cultural and social aspects. As a forerunner in history for centuries, the fashion industry is a major economic player. It is among the top ten leading industries between all well established and developing countries in the western and eastern worlds. Rebecca Arnold sums up fashion merely as this, It shapes our bodies, and the way that we look at other people’s bodies....   [tags: louis xiv, clothes]
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The Most Successful Absolute Monarch in Europe was Louis XIV of France - Of all the absolute rulers in Europe, by far the best example of one, and the most powerful, was Louis XIV of France. Although Louis had some failures, he also had many successes. He controlled France’s money and had many different ways to get, as well as keep his power, and he knew how to delegate jobs to smart, but loyal people. According to the text book, an absolute monarch is a king or queen who has unlimited power and seeks to control all aspects of society (McDougall little, 1045). In more simple terms, it is a ruler who can do just about anything without having to get permission from anyone, or having to worry about the repercussions....   [tags: Monarchy, European History, French History] 1549 words
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Modern Dictator Analysis on Louis XIV of France and Fidel Castro - ... Louis also wanted what was in his own interest to gain power through conquest of land and this selfishness can be related to how Batista wanted what was best for himself. Louis also spent money just to impress people with his wealth that he seized from the people. This is why Castro is a better leader than Louis because Castro ended a corrupt leader that took money from the government when Louis was that type of leader that stole money from his people. Fidel Castro is also a good leader because he nationalized the health care system in Cuba....   [tags: cuba, communism, power] 1254 words
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Absolute Monarchy in Different Empires Throughout History - Absolute monarchs ruled though the policy of absolutism. Absolutism declared that the king ruled though divine right with a legitimate claim to sole and uncontested authority (French State Building and Louis XIV). On this basis, Louis XIV of France and Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire were both absolute monarchs. Each ruler believed that his power belonged to him and him alone due to divine right. They showed their absolute power by living lavishly, increased their power by waging wars, and kept their power by ensuring complete loyalty of their subjects....   [tags: absolutism, louis XIV, suleiman I]
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The Study of Male Beauty - Many artists started experimenting with new styles of art throughout the Baroque Ages to the present time. These paintings and sculptures were famous for the detailed work and the beauty of art. To define male beauty, these arts have simplified the creativity in masculinity. For centuries, the art of male beauty has been constantly changing and the portrayal of men has become more feminine in many artworks. These changes in these artworks were caused by the increase of time that has passed and the occurrences that had influenced people to associate these experiences through their masterpieces....   [tags: sculptures,artwork, louis XIV, baroques ages]
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Compare and Contrast of the Paintings: Man in a Red Turban and Louis XIV by Van Eyck and Rigaud - Throughout the history of art, there has always been a plethora of portraiture, no matter the time period or the medium whether is be sculptures, paintings or even carvings. Humans have always been fascinated with themselves and the way others look. But it’s not always about vanity, it means so much more and can be conveyed in many different ways. In some cases, the artists moved beyond that of a simple likeness and can instill different emotions in the viewer. That being said, in this essay I will compare and contrast two portraits....   [tags: Portraiture, Baroque, Flemish]
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Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Throughout the story of “The Strange Case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, presents his idea of the duality of man- where we all have a dark, wicked side within us, where evil is held in waiting to surface, but we hide it away, we pretend it does not exist, and we keep it tame. He presents this idea by using two protagonists, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, who are actually the same person....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Good Evil Essays] 4267 words
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