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Frederick IV of the Palatinate



Defenestration of Prague

The First Defenestration of Prague involved the killing of seven members of the city council by a crowd of radical Czech Hussites on July 30, 1419.


Gustavus Adolphus

King of Sweden who developed the first standing army conscripts notable for the flexibility of its tactics


Peace of Westphalia

Ensured that all German states including the Calvinist ones were free to determine their own religion


Jacques Bossuet and the "Divine Right" of kings

Medieval political theorists had seen kings as deriving their authority from God, but as obliged to rule in accordance with law and in consultation with the nobility. Some political philosophers of the Middle Ages wanted to assert the prince's authority against the Pope; most accepted that a prince ruling tyrannically could be removed by his subjects. Marsilius of Padua (c. 1270-1342) went further than most in subjecting the king to the community.


Cardinal Richlieu and Lewis X I I I

Cardinal Richelieu was a strong believer in the power of the crown - as had been his predecessor the Duke de Luynes. Richelieu served his master - Louis XIII - well and did much to make Seventeenth Century France a classic example of the expansion of royal absolutism at the expense of noble power.


Cardinal Mazarin

An Italian who had come to France as a Papel legit and then became neutralized measure and attempted to carry on Richlieu's policies until he's his death


Louis XIV

Louis XIV of France ranks as one of the most remarkable monarchs in history. He reigned for 72 years, 54 of them he personally controlled French government. The 17th century is labeled as the age of Louis XIV. Since then his rule has been hailed as the supreme example of a type of government - absolutism. He epitomized the ideal of kingship. During his reign France stabilized and became one of the strongest powers in Europe.


The Fronde

The Fronde (the name for the “sling” of a children’s game played in the streets of Paris in defiance of civil authorities) was in part an attempt to check the growing power of royal government; its failure prepared the way for the absolutism of Louis XIV’s personal reign.


Edict of Fontainebleu

In October 1685, Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau which repealed the Edict of Nantes. It banned Protestant worship and the emigration of Protestants. Pastors were banished.



Serves many purposes it was a residence of the keen reception hall for staff affairs office building for the members of the Kings government in the home of thousands of royal officials and aristocratic courtiers


Jean Baptiste Colbert

Wanted to increase the wealth and power of France through general adherence to mercantilism which stressed government regulation of economic activities to benefit the state


Frederick William

The Great Elector


Frederick 3rd son of Frederick William

Next elector



Means Bohemia


Frederick 1
Frederick 2nd

King and 2nd elector


Frederick William the great elector

•Laid foundation for the Prussian state
• came to power in the miss of the 30 years war
• built a competent and efficient standing army



The House of Hohenzollern is a dynasty of former princes, electors, kings, and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. Wikipedia


Peter the Great

• watered wanted to westernize Russia especially in the wheel of technical skills
Conscripted peasants for 25 years of service to build a standing army of
210,000 men
• defeated Charles's army


The great Northern war and St. Petersburg

The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe

Later found at. Petersburg


The house of orange Dutch

Occupied the stadholder it and most of the seven provinces and favorite the development of a centralized government with themselves as hereditary monarchs


The Stuart Dynasty

It was an age of intense religious debate and radical politics. Both contributed to a bloody civil war in the mid-seventeenth century between Crown and Parliament (the Cavaliers and the Roundheads), resulting in a parliamentary victory for Oliver Cromwell and the dramatic execution of King Charles I.


The Puritans

Protestants in the angelic and church inspired by Calvinist theology
Wanted James to eliminate the Piscopo system of the church organization used in the church of England in favor of a Presbyterian model


Charles I and the English Civil War

Captured in the first phase of the Civil War
Didn't want to share power with the Parliament


Oliver Cromwell

One of the groups leaders The group called the independents

He was commander-in-chief of the Army but had to crush the Catholic uprising in Ireland which he accomplished and earned him internal enmity of Irish people



Wanted to level out the society


The test act

Specify that only Angelicans can hold military and civil offices


Charles I I and the restoration



James I I

James II and VII was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Wikipedia


The glorious Revolution and English bill of rights

Bill of rights affirmed parliaments right to make laws and Levi taxes and made it impossible for Kings to oppose or do without Parliament by stipulating that standing armies could be raced only with the consent of Parliament