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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]

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King Louis Xvi : The Revolution

- . King Louis XVI decision to leave Paris in 1791 had a significant effect for the course of the revolution and in the accumulating terror that was growing across the countryside of France. To be fair, there are possibilities that the course of the revolution combined with the accumulating terror prior to the Kings decision that is well known as The Flight To Varennes that could have already determined his fate before being killed by the guillotine. When discussing the accumulating terror and course of the revolution it affected more than just the city of Paris, it affected the entire countryside of France....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France]

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King Louis Xvi : The Revolution

- King Louis XVI decision to leave Paris in 1791 had a significant effect for the course of the revolution and in the accumulating terror that was growing across the country side of France. To be fair though, there are possibilities that the course of the revolution combined with the accumulating terror prior to the Kings decision that is well known as The Flight To Varennes that could have already determined his fate before being killed by the guillotine. When I talk about the accumulating terror and course of the revolution it affected more than just the city of Paris it affected the entire country side of France....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France]

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King Louis The Absolute Monarchy

- An Absolute Monarchy is when the people or person in power have total control of the people and the country, and has unrestricted political power. The question at hand now is, was the government of King Louis XIV an absolute monarchy. First this essay will answer the question that King Louis was an absolute monarch. Next the the essay will then talk about the arguments that can be made to contradict the idea that he was an absolute monarch. Finally, this essay will talk about how the answer to the question has better evidence proving that the argument that King Louis was an absolute monarch is stronger than the argument that he was not....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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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]

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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]

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Louis Armstrong : The King Of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong was known as the King of jazz, a trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful voice. Known for his skills on being able improvise, he would bend and twist the many lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effect. As his popularity grew in the mid-20th century America when racism was more prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Kid Ory, New Orleans]

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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]

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King Louis XVI and the French Revolution

- ... A well known insurgency climaxed on July 14th, when rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in attempt to get gun powder and weapons, this is now a holiday in France called Bastille day celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and how they are now free. The revolutionary fervor spread across France border to border. Now peasants looted and burned the homes of tax collectors, landlords, and the seigniorial elite just to make a point that they did not like how high taxes are. On June 17th, "the procedure stalled"(history.com), the Third Estate met alone and properly adopted the name "National Assembly"....   [tags: causes and effects]

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The French Revolution, King Louis XVI

- In a time of great dispute and confusion, it took the courage of one man to rise up against the opposition and throw out the revolutionary ideas. The French Revolution started in 1789 and concluded in 1799, but the revolution began due to the unrest of the peasantry and the supposed treasonous acts committed by King Louis XVI. As a result, the social classes revolted against the King and this led to his execution, which left France without a leader until Napoleon Bonaparte took control of the revolutionaries and became the ruler....   [tags: french social classes, Napoleon]

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French History: King Louis XIV

- L’Etat c’est moi”, also known as “I am the state”, was said by one of the most influential Kings that France had ever seen. Louis XIV, had not only changed France in ways no other King had previously done, but he also reigned for one of the longest terms, seventy-two years. Some previously referred to Louis as “le Grande” or “le Roi Soleil”, which mean “The Great” and “The Sun King”, even still today, the people in France believe that during Louis rule, this time period could be considered “The Golden Century”....   [tags: nobels, golden century]

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Louis Xiv The Great And The Sun King

- Louis XIV the king that held his monarchy for the longest recorded time in European history [72 years], one of the most influential monarchs, who was also referred to as Louis the Great and the Sun King. During his reign Louis XIV played an important role in art and literature of France, transformed the monarchy and turned France into the dominant powerful European country. Louis XIV is known for his great accomplishments that rose France among other European countries however it is a controversial statement....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XIII of France]

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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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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]

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King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette versus France

- King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were guilty of treason against France before their trial began. The evidence against them was all of the problems France faced in the late 18th century. Being a divine ruler, they thought that Louis XVI should have taken better care of them since he was supposedly “chosen by God” and they looked down on Marie Antoinette for less significant reasons because she was foreign. However, they were treated the same way as criminals. Since both of them lived apart from Paris, where most of the violence of the Revolution broke out, they were unaware of the condition of France....   [tags: the French revolution, world history]

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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz

- Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays]

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king Louis

- Introduction Perhaps one of the most famous of European monarchs, King Louis XIV ruled France for some 72 years, the longest by any French head of State. It is believed that reign of King Louis XIV was reputably famous as one of 'Absolute government', primarily because the King had his own particular and dominating style of governing the nation. Attaining the powers of a King at a young age of only 5 years, King Louis XIV would rule through his mother's guidance and Cardinal Mazarin acting as the head of state deciding most of the official and civilian matters concerning the governance of France....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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]

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Biography Of Saint Louis The King Of Jerusalem

- Historically on the surface, Sainte-Chapelle was built to house relics of the Crucifixion obtained by the monarch of the time, Louis IX. In 1239, Saint Louis bought the crown of thorns from Venetian merchants for 135,000 pounds. In addition, he obtained fragments of the Holy Cross fragments as well as instruments of torture bought from Baudoin II, the king of Jerusalem in 1241 (Jordan 84). Saint Louis did not want these holy relics to be scattered, so the localization of a reliquary for these relics in the Palais de la Cité would provide security for them while placing power in his own hands for owning them....   [tags: Gothic architecture, Stained glass]

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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]

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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]

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Louis Armstrong : A Man Full Of Surprises

- Louis Armstrong: a Man Full of Surprises Louis Armstrong was an amazing trumpet player. Not only did he play the trumpet, he also was a bandleader, an amazing composer, singer, soloist, and comedian and also starred in films. One of the songs that Louis Armstrong is recognized for his recording of “What a Wonderful World”. Armstrong defined what it truly means to play Jazz. Armstrong was born on August fourth of 1901. Many biographies have the wrong date on Armstrong’s birthday being July fourth of 1900....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory]

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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]

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Sainte Chappelle Research Paper

- Catholicism and the French Monarchy have always been intertwined since the introduction of the Catholic belief in the 2nd century. King Louis IX’s upbringing was centered around Catholicism that was at the peak of the time. Soon after his father’s death, King Louis IX sought to create a successful empire by ending the Hundred Year War and also hosting two ineffective but substantial Crusades. Near the end of his life he decided to commission a significant chapel that would house the ‘Passion Relics’ and create a pilgrimage site for Catholicism....   [tags: catholicism, sainte chappelle, king louis]

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Exploring Conflicts Throughout History, Specifically the Conflict Concerning King Louis XVI, the French/American Conflict and the Irish/British Confli

- Conflict can be defined as a fight, battle, or struggle. A conflict is usually ignited by a disagreement. It can be a little brawl with a classmate over a correct answer or a heated debate between two significant political leaders over universal healthcare. Once one gets involved in a conflict, it can get violent. Unfortunately, conflicts are everywhere. There have been many infamous conflicts throughout history, such as the French conflict concerning King Louis XVI, the French/American conflict that is still ongoing today, and the very bloody Irish/British conflict....   [tags: european history]

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The French Revolution

- ... King Louis wanted to increase the taxes of the Third Estate to pay off the debts, which made the peasants even angrier, which will be talked about in the next paragraph. King Louis came into power at the age of 20, and he put most of the financial duties to Turgot, one of the best statesmen. When he finally realized the French Revolution was a big problem, all his attempts to stop it were all in vain because he didn’t know what to do since he had entrusted most of his responsibilities to the people below him....   [tags: peasants, middle class, king louis]

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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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Religious Conformity And State Of The King Of France

- Starting from 1500 to 1789, in France, lots of changes accord on already present religions or new developing ones. Every King or authority of that time came up with new set of rules and regulations for their people. Most of them were on the new developing branch of Christianity called, Protestantism. The most famous set of treaties were: Edict of Nantes in 1598; Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685; Voltaire’s Treatise on Toleration in 1763; Louis XVI’s Edict on Toleration in 1787; and the declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen in 1789....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XV of France]

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When The King Took Flight By Timothy Tackett

- The book When the King Took Flight is a written work focused on the French revolution authored by Timothy Tackett. Timothy Tackett as the author provides us with an up to date book that explains how King Louis XVI mastermind his own destiny. This is evidenced in his narration about the plight of the royal family during the challenging moments of the French revolution. The book revolves around the story and narration of King Louis XVI and his family tryingto evade the hardships of Paris, and his aggressive enemies....   [tags: Louis XVI of France, French Revolution]

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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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The Music Of Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong, without a doubt, influenced the genre of music we all know as jazz. “Armstrong, to a greater extent than any other early jazz musician, transformed a regional folk music into an international art form through the virtuosity of his playing as the first great jazz soloist” (Oxford). From his not-so-easy childhood to his massive success, I will inform you about this musician’s life, career, and the legacy he leaves behind. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz]

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Louis Xiv : The Throne Of A Man

- Louis XIV was an absolute monarch in France from 1643 to 1715. His father died when he was just four years old, making Louis XIV the throne’s successor at a very young age. Because of this, he ruled for seventy-two years, which made him “the longest monarch to rule a major country in European history” (Eggert). But it was when he was twenty-three years old when he decided to rule without a prime minister, believing it was his divine right. Translated by Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, the author of the book The Memoirs of Louis XIV: His Court and The Regency, King Louis XIV wrote, “The royal power is absolute....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Palace Of Versailles By Louis Xiv

- When Louis XIII built his hunting lodge on the hillside of Versailles in 1623 , I suspect he never imaged the true master piece of French Baroque architecture it would become and that it would continue live throughout history in all its glory, almost viewed as a physical timeline of the history of France. Versailles was the seat of absolute monarchy and became its own symbol, it became the physical representation for power. Looking past its extensive historical background, the palace of Versailles has such a complex architectural and artistic influence as nearly four generations of French king royals have lived in the palace continually expanding and renovating it to match the current style...   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv And Peter The Great

- During the 16th and 17th centuries a new type of ruling emerged as a result of unorganized government called royal absolutism. This type of government was seen in many European countries including France and Russia where King Louis XIV and Peter the Great ruled respectively. Both had ways of ruling that were similar to each other and different to each other. Politically, economically and socially both Louis XIV and Peter the Great were similar to and different from how they ruled and what their reign resulted....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Geoffrey Treasure 's Louis Xiv

- Being a fan of biographies, I had high expectations of Geoffrey Treasure’s Louis XIV. For the most part, I was not disappointed. Geoffrey Treasure gave an effective analyzation of the Sun King’s life. After reading this book, I find myself with an enhanced understanding of the Sun King’s life. However, when reviewing the book, I find myself in the odd position of realizing that the what I disliked about the book at times is what makes it so great. With that in mind, I would recommend this book, but only to those sincerely interested in learning about Louis XIV....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XIII of France]

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Louis Armstrong And Bix Beiderbecke

- Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke were two of the most popular jazz artists of their times. These two men had the similarity of loving jazz music, however there were also many differences between the two. These two men had different lives growing up, Louis Armstrong grew up in a wealthy family, there was not struggle for him growing up while on the other hand Bix Beiderbecke grew up in a poor family and he had many struggles growing up in the streets of New Orleans. Then there were their musical styles, these men were known for their distinct musical styles....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Cornet, Bix Beiderbecke]

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Comparing Bix Beiderbeck And Louis Armstrong

- MUSIC 131 Listening Essay (Topic 2) Lee-Yang Hsieh 5/20/2016 Bix Beiderbeck and Louis Armstrong, both legendary jazz musicians and trumpet players, had quite a different career and life. They received different levels of recognition at the time. This is not because of their style, as they both are legendary complex stylists who are great at messing with the beat, but rather the changes they bring to the world of jazz. Bix Beiderbecke defined and performed great jazz music while Louis Armstrong revolutionized jazz and innovated numerous performing techniques that led to the jazz we love today....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Cornet, Dixieland]

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Louis Xiv 's Power Under The Palace Of Versailles

- During the 17th century, a massive change took place in the government of France as the king at the time, Louis XIV, centralized France 's power under the Palace of Versailles. After the death of France 's prime minister in 1661, Louis XIV personally assumed power over the country and made it his goal to keep the country tightly knit. Throughout his reign operated from the Palace of Versailles, life in the castle revolved around the "Roi-Soleil 's" own life. From dawn to dusk, the king was followed by the residents of Versailles....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XV of France]

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Louis Xiv 's Self Entitlement

- Louis XIV’s self-entitlement as the Sun King reflects his belief of his power as absolute, since everything revolves around the sun. This fact mostly defines French absolutism at the time. Spielvogel describes absolutism as the sovereign power resting in the hands of the king, who rules by divine right and uses Louis XIV’s reign as the best example of absolute monarchy in the seventeenth century (444). Spielvogel also says that one of the reasons for his power was his ability to restructure the central policy-making machinery of the government (446)....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv 's Absolute Monarchy

- “Some consider it a new thing, they hope to be able to stop it; whereas others judge it irresistible because to them it seems the most continuous, the oldest, and the most permanent fact known in history” (Democracy in America 3). Here Tocqueville likens democracy to a relentless, continuously expanding force where “all events, like all men, serve its development.” (Democracy in America 6). It is a system of government that is upheld with a purpose as it is “a sign of [God 's] will” (Democracy in America 6)....   [tags: Democracy, Monarchy, Louis XIV of France]

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Louis Le Vau And The French Classical Style

- Louis Le Vau was a practicing architect during the early to mid-seventeenth century in France who contributed to the French classical style while working for King Louis XIV of France. Le Vau was born and passed away in Paris, on October 11th, 1670 while spending majority of his life in France. He was an originating founder of the French Classical style, working as the forefront for academic architecture of the seventeenth century. Beginning his career as the son of a master mason of the same name, Louis Le Vau quickly developed his design skills to become a successful architect around 1639....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Representations of Nature in King Lear

- We are lucky, today, that the majority of the world’s nations are democracies. This has only been the case in very recent times. For the greater part of human history, society has subscribed to the belief that birth is the most important determinant of one’s future. In Elizabethan England, this was especially true. Those born into the nobility enjoyed a lifetime of privilege, while those born outside of their ranks mainly existed to serve them. A century later, the British encountered an even stricter form of this belief when they conquered India....   [tags: Representations of Nature in King Lear]

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William Shakespeare 's King Lear

- During the 1600s, Europe was standing between the scientific revolution and the the combined power of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolutions. This time was filled with religious confusion fueled by the transitioning monarchs and the desire to divorce that King Louis XIV had. Through the confusion, William Shakespeare sat down and wrote the play, “King Lear” to provide some of the environment he grew up in to the audience. Although the play Shakespeare wrote was fictional, it did comply with the time it was written....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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William King 's Quest For The Holy Grail

- When comparing the reins of the mediaeval French kings Louis VI and Louis IX the contrarieties in the priorities of the monarch rulers becomes apparent. The actions of King Louis IX are clearly inspired by Christian values while King Louis VI cares less about morals but more about loyalty to his rein. The contrary between the two kings can be seen through the contemporary literature of the time, namely in the characters of Reynard in Reynard the Fox and Lancelot in King Arthur’s Quest for the Holy Grail....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, House of Capet, Gawain]

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History and Overview of St. Louis

- Would you think that St. Louis would be a magnificent place or a horrible terrifying place to be or go. There are some positive and also some negative reasons why St. Louis is a horrible place or a magnificent place. St. Louis is a violent place sometimes but it can also be a beautiful place. Even though St. Louis has a high crime rating it is still a nice city. St. Louis is a well- liked city because of all its attractions and things to do. It would be a nice place to go if you want to go on a vacation or just a fun weekend....   [tags: Crime Ratings, Gateway Arch]

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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 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]

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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

- Part I: Introduction Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ruled at a time when France was unstable, and when the French Revolution took place. They were openly ridiculed because of their inability to produce an heir to the throne. People’s anger was also focused on the fact that the royal family lived in Versailles, showing alienation from the citizens of France. At this point in France, the debt was already large enough that the country was giving most of its revenue to pay off debt, but the newly crowned King did not do anything to help this, but instead worsen it....   [tags: french revolution, french history]

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Louis Armstrong and His Music

- Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, new orleans, scat music]

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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]

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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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The French Style Of Louis Xiv

- After the death of Louis XIV in 1715 a new king arose, Louis XV. With this change brought a new zeitgeist and a fresh taste of art. The French had been setting the trends, and while Baroque art originated in Rome, Rococo art originated in France in the 1720s, and then spread across Europe where there was a fascination with French art and culture. The French set the standards for what’s en vogue and in a total monopoly made France the centre of fashion in the 18th century . But it went out of control in this very fashion conscious society where they braved discomfort and sometimes pain pursuing absurdly flamboyant fashion....   [tags: Baroque, Rococo, History of painting]

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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]

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Louis Le Vau: The Architect of France

- Louis Le Vau: The Architect of France The 1600’s were influential years for interior design and architecture throughout the world, specifically in France. Design was becoming something to be celebrated, and with the Council of Trent calling for art that was less academic and more appealing to the public it was the perfect setting for a new era of design. Born in 1612 in Paris, Louis Le Vau would live on to become Chief Architect to the King. Originally from a wealthy family, Le Vau was trained by his father; a stone mason employed at Fontainebleau; and developed his skills in stone masonry....   [tags: interior design, the louvre]

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Jacques Louis David: A Brief Biography

- Jacques Louis David supported the French Revolution from start to finish. He joined the Mountain, the Jacobin club, supported the Constitutional Monarchy and the Reign of Terror, and finally became the court painter to General Napoleon Bonaparte. David was extremely dedicated to having a Republican government, and while many people were fleeing the country for greater opportunities all over the world, David stayed behind to help abolish the old power. David, born on August 30, 1748 in Paris, France, was a skilled painter during the French Revolution....   [tags: neoclassic French painters]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Louis the Fourteenth and Western Civilization

- In today’s American society, the every day lives and routines of American citizens are impacted, affected, and ruled by the government. By studying the lives of people beginning in eighteenth century France, it is easy to see how the ruling government system impacts the everyday lives and routines of it‘s citizens. It is also easy to compare this society to the European civilization under the rule of Napoleon I, the American civilization under the rule of Woodrow Wilson, and Adolf Hitler. During the time period of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is used today to represent the turmoil a country can experience with dire rule....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- The French Revolution was a significant milestone in European history, remembered by many in historical and literary works. The situation in France, mostly under the leadership of Louis XVI, had a negative influence in France, thus creating a perfect climate for the French Revolution. France was plagued by both debt, and poor decision making. prior to 1789. France was poverty-stricken and burdened with some of the highest debts. On the financial side, Louis XVI was aided by: Finance Minister Anne Robert Jauques Turgot, and Interior Minister Chretien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes (*The economic origins of the French revolution, pg....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Reign of Louis the XVI

- The Reign of Louis the XVI There is great mystery surrounding the death of Louis XVI. Many different events led up to this. His actions before, during, and after the French Revolution greatly affected his fate. The French Revolution was a very important time period in European history. However, the situation in France under Louis XVI, was a negative one. France had great financial problems and it was infested with plagues of all sorts. A lot of the financial problems were because of the American Revolution, among many other wars....   [tags: Papers]

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Louis Comfort Tiffany and Stained Glass Windows

- It was in ancient Rome that stained glass windows were first created and admired, being simple compositions of colored glass. It was between 1150 and 1500 that stained glass art reached its peak in Europe, where large, historiated windows were being created for cathedrals (Metmuseum.org, 2014). These windows were “illuminated visual sermons of biblical stories,” and greatly changed the way the congregation learned about religion (Reynolds, 2013, p. 3). It wasn’t until the late 1800s that stained glass artists began making secular-themed windows....   [tags: techniques, glassmaking]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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- The historian Frederick William Maitland was fond of reminding the scholars of his generation to "think the thoughts of medieval men as they thought them" . To assess the achievements of Louis IX we must try to think his thoughts. We cannot make assessments based on what we perceive to be achievements in this age, as this will invariably lead us to false conclusions. From a detached perspective Louis was a golden king. His administration was second to none. His reputation internationally was unexcelled both in his role as arbiter for other countries, peacemaker in his own and, as William Chester Jordan remarked on his securing of the Languedoc "his rapid assimilation of this regi...   [tags: European History]

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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]

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- 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]

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- 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]

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- 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 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]

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Louis XVI

- Louis XVI When Louis XVI became King of France in 1774, he was only 20 years old. As the years passed, he learned how to rule better. Then he began to make changes. He abolished the age old practice of feudalism. The calling of the Estates-General was another change in the French government which he introduced. When the monarchy was abolished, he saw it as something that would help his country. All of Louis actions were attempts to achieve one goal. Louis XVI tried to please the French people and prevent the French Revolution....   [tags: Papers]

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- 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]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was one of the most popular musicians of his time. Upon initiating my research, I was surprised to find conflicting dates as to when he was born. Encarta Africa said he was born in 1901, 1001 things to know about African American history-1898, regular Encarta --1900, "Little Louis and the jazz band" by Angela Shelf Medearis says his date of birth is August 4, 1901. The book "Jazz Stars" by Richard Rennert states that Louis Armstrong was born in 1899, the book "Louis Armstrong" by Sam Tanenhaus says he was born on July 4, 1900....   [tags: Papers]

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- 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]

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