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Absolute Monarchs

Mary Came to power in England as a result of the Glorious Revolution
James I Calvinist king of Scotland inherited Elizabeth's English throne as well as her conflicts with Parliament
Philip II Hardworking monarch and devout Catholic ruled the Spanish empire in the late 1500s
Charles I English monarch sentenced to death by a Puritan government
Charles II monarch who's reign is known as the Restoration
Henry IV Founded the Bourbon dnasty and issued the Edict of Nantes
Louis XIII Weak king of France whom Cardinal Richelieu served
Louis XIV King of France who began his reign at the age of five and became France's most powerful monarch
Frederick II King of Prussia started the War of Austrian Succession by seizing territories belonging to Austria
Peter the Great King of Russia to gain a warm water port
Oliver Cromwell Puritan leader abolished the English monarchy and ruled as a military dictator
Cardinal Richelieu Minister to Louis XIII, took steps to strengthen the monarchy at the expense of the nobility and the Huguenots
Jean Baptiste Colbert Minister of finance under Louis XIV who embraced mercantilism
Michel de Montaigne French writer known for embracing skepticism and developing the essay form of literature
Created by: johndkram