the sun king
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
The Sun King

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 25

The Sun King - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 107 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Sun King. The Rise of the Sun King!. Louis XIV. The Rays symbolize my power and influence. 72 Year Reign. Louis XIV. The Sun King (1643-1715). Important Background Most powerful ruler in French History! Absolutism reached its peak Devout Catholic Bureaucracy

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Sun King' - amity


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide2
The Rise of the Sun King!

Louis XIV

The Rays symbolize my power and influence

72 Year Reign

slide3
Louis XIV

The Sun King

(1643-1715)

Important Background

  • Most powerful ruler in French History!
  • Absolutism reached its peak
  • Devout Catholic
  • Bureaucracy
  • Used silence/secrecy to achieve goals

Attempts to solidify Economic power

  • Appoints financial minister Colbert
  • Wants France to be self-sufficient
  • Built/Strengthened industries
  • Established colonies
  • Mercantilism—Export more than you import
  • Revokes the Edict of Nantes

"I am the State"

slide4
Louis XIV: Grand Style & Disastrous Wars
  • Glorifies Himself and France
  • Palace of Versailles
    • Used architecture—Impress
    • Led to “palace building”
  • French—International language of proper society
  • Paris—Royal city of scholarship/learning
  • Patron of the arts

Wars of Aggression

  • Constant Wars(4)
  • Created a military machine of professional soldiers
  • Expansionist policy—weaken the Empire & led to high taxes.

Taxes

Hero who spread culture!

Taxes

Taxes

ad