Absolute Monarchs

Absolute Monarchs

Country

Religion

Type of Ruler (Describe)

Was he successful?

(Why or why not?)

Which philosopher would agree with the way he ruled?

Philip II

 

Spain

 

 

 

 

Cardinal Richelieu

 

 

 

 

France

 

 

 

 

Louis XIV

 

 

 

 

 

France

 

 

 

 

Peter the Great

 

 

 

 

Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enlightened Despots

 

Enlightened Despots

 

Country

 

What were the major accomplishments or problems?

Which philosopher would give their support?

 

Frederick the Great

 

 

 

Prussia

 

 

 

Joseph II

 

 

 

Austria

 

 

 

Catherine the Great

 

 

Russia

 

 

Define:

  Absolute Monarch:

 

 

  Divine Right:

 

 

Question:

Why were monarchs able to have so much control?

 

 

 

 

For what reasons do absolute rulers impose their rule to maintain order?