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5 08, 2017

Louis XV and Lous XVI of France

By |2018-04-24T07:56:24-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 08, 2017

French Revolution – History of France

By |2019-06-16T06:57:05-07:00August 5th, 2017|Modern Europe|0 Comments

French Revolution: French women revolutionaries march on the king's palace at Versailles Why did France want a revolution? All through the 1700s, Enlightenment philosophers in France had been figuring out new ways of thinking about the world. Little by little they rejected religion and inherited power. What is the Enlightenment? Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI [...]

5 08, 2017

Austria-Hungary in the 1800s

By |2019-04-03T12:32:56-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Leopold's son Francis II Leopold attacks France Joseph II of Austria died at 48 in 1790 AD, just before the French Revolution. His younger brother Leopold II took power. The new French government arrested their sister Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, and Leopold soon led Austria and Prussia into war with France. Austria-Hungary in the 1700s [...]