2 France Weak monarchy before 17th century Powerful nobles rule parts of FranceBourbon Dynasty begins centralization of France
3 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France Henry IV becomes King of France in 1589,Beginning of Bourbon DynastyConflict between King and NobilityBegan creating a centralized governmentHenry IV was assassinated in 1610
4 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France Louis XIII becomes king at the age of 9Cardinal Richelieu runs the countryLouis XIII dies in 1643
5 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France Louis XIV becomes king in 1643Cardinal Mazarin in charge during his minorityMazarin continues policy of RichelieuThe Fronde (1649 and 1652)Louis XIV takes over after Mazarin’s death in 1661
7 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France Louis XIV controls the nobilityHe builds up the bureaucracyFrench military modernizedLouis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes in 1685
8 The Edict of Nantes, issued on 13 April 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic. In the Edict Henry aimed primarily to promote civil unity.The later revocation of the Edict of Nantes in October 1685 by Louis XIV, the grandson of Henry IV, drove an exodus of Protestants, and increased the hostility of Protestant nations bordering France.
9 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France Louis XIV brings France into wars to advance its position in EuropeWars of the Devolution ( )France vs. Holland, England, and SwedenInvasion of the NetherlandsWar of the League of Augsburg ( )France vs. League of Augsburg (England, Spain, Sweden, Holand, German states)
11 The Rise of Absolute Monarchy in France The War of the Spanish SuccessionThe King of Spain dies in 1700Louis XIV’s grandson to inherit Spain and its coloniesEngland, Holland, and the Holy Roman Empire form Grand Alliance against Louis XIVWar ends in stalemate in 1713Louis XIV dies in 1715, his great-grandson, Louis XV succeeds
12 ConclusionConstitutional Monarchy develops in England after struggles between King and ParliamentAbsolutism established in France after long process of centralization
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