Age of Absolute Monarchs

  • Period: Jul 25, 1554 to

    Reign of Phillip II

    Ruled one of the worlds largest empires wich included territoris in every continent known to europeans
  • Aug 23, 1572

    St. Barholomew's Day Massacre

    a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion.
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    Reign of Henry of Navarre

    He was the first monarch of the Bourbon branch of the Capetian dynasty in France.
  • Signing of the edict of Nantes

    granted the Calvinist Protestants of France substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic
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    Reign of Louis XIII

    Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1610 to 1643
  • Cardinal Richelieu appointed

    a French clergyman, noble, and statesman
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    Reign of Louis XIV

    His reign, from 1643 to his death in 1715, began at the age of four and lasted seventy-two years, three months, and eighteen days
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    Signing of the Peace of Westphalia

    Series of Treaties anding 30 years war
  • Louis XIV assumes full control of France

    Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin