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Louis XV and Lous XVI of France

By |2018-04-24T07:56:24+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Philippe II d'Orleans, regent for Louis XV When Louis XIV died in 1715 AD, his great-grandson Louis was only five years old. First his uncle Philippe, then his teacher Cardinal Fleury, ran the government. Both these men saw that more and more people in France were getting interested in Enlightenment ways of thinking. How should the Enlightenment [...]

Austria-Hungary – 1700s – Maria Theresa

By |2018-04-08T11:14:19+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Charles VI By the time the War of the Spanish Succession was over in 1714 AD, Leopold had died, and left Austria to his son, Joseph, who had also died and left it to his younger brother Charles VI (the great-great-great-great-grandsons of Charles V). This was the same Charles who almost inherited Spain, but once he was ruling Austria, he [...]