Absolute Monarch Timeline Period 5 Hayden Dachel Cam Duncan

  • Feb 24, 1500

    Charles I Birth

    Charles I was the heir to te throne of 3 major European dynasties. In 1529, Charkes was declared the Archduke of Austria and, more importantly, the Emperor of te Holy Roman Empire. Charles was a great military leader, but was most renowned for his opposition of Protestantism.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Charles I Protestant Reformation

    In 1521, Charles I called Martin Luther to the Diet of Worms to oppose Protestantism. This wa important to his reign because it defined him as a leader and that he was against Protestantism.
  • Aug 25, 1530

    Birth Of Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible)

    Ivan the Terrible began his rule in 1547, when he invented the position of Tsar of all russias. He held a cruel yet strong rule of russia until 1584. Ivan IV Greatly modernized russia from what it was before his rule began. He centralized government in russia, confirmed the position of the church , and revised law code.
  • Dec 3, 1564


    In Oprachnina, Ivan abdicated, but his government couldnt rule without him, so they begged him to come back. Ivan agreed to come back as long as he could assume complete power of the entire country without interference by the boyar council or the church. This event was significant because this is when he truly assured his ultimate power over all of russia.
  • Death of Ivan IV

    Ivan the terrible was an absolute monarch because he declared himself to be the absolute ruler of all of russia, and he made all the descions of the government.
  • Charles I Death

    Charles I was an absolute monarch maily becasue of his inheritance. He was born the heir to the throne of three major European dynsaties. He was a ruler for so many empires, he had unlimited power.
  • Frederick William's Birth

    Frederick William was born Frebruary 16, 1620. During the 30 years war, Frederick tried to maintain a balance between Protestans and Catholics, and rebuild his broken territories. In what would later be called as the "beginning of Prussian military history," Frederick won the Battle of Warsaw.
  • Birth of Louis XIV

    Louis XIV was born in 1638, and began his rule of the country of france in 1643 with the help of his minister. Louis assumed full rule of the country in 1661 after the death of his minister. He shocked his court by stating that he would rule without a minister. immediately after assuming control, Louis began to centralize and strengthen the control over france and its colonies. Louis XIV greatly appreciated the arts. His Foreign policy was considered aggressive.
  • The Battle of Warsaw (Frederick William)

    The Battle of Warsaw was important to Frederick William because it was his first major battle. He would later be recognised as a great military leader, and this was a stepping stone for him.
  • Peter the Great Birth

    Over his 15 year reign as the Tsar/Emperor of Russia, Peter earned his nickname of 'the Great.' He was known for his extremely strong military. He conquered many lands and extended the land of Russia greatly.
  • Start of the Franco-Dutch War

    Louis XIV began a war known as the Franco-Dutch war, where he sent French forces into Spanish and Dutch Netherlands. England, Sweden, The Bishopric of Munster, and the Archbishop of Cologne all sided with France. The war ended with a treaty that made peace between all parties and gave france control of the region Franche Comté. This event was significant because it was a very large exercise of Louis XIV's absolute power over France and Frances forces.
  • Frederick William Death

    Frederick William died on April 29, 1688. What made Frederick an absolute monarch was his control over trade and military. He regulated trade vigorously and was Prussia's military leader. In the end, he had unlimited power.
  • Peter the Great Becomes Sole Leader of Russia

    Before this day, Peter shared the throne with his half-brother, Ivan. Ivan, who was plagued with disabilities, died in 1696 andd left Peter the sole leader of Russia.
  • Death of Louis XIV

    Louis XIV was an absolute monarch because he assumed total control of everything in his country, such as religion, foreign policy, military, and spending. "L’État, c’est moi." - Louis XIV
    (I am the state)
  • Peter the Great Dies

    Peter died on February 8, 1725 because of several illnesses. What made him and absolute monarch was that he had full control of Russia.