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Richelieu would turn France into something that would become remarkable
Also stopped the chaos in France after assassination of Henry IV
Calvinists found themselves in a difficult circumstance
He saved protestant Germany from the Hapsburg's
Everyone liked his brother, but not him
Louie was considered to be a stupid king
He was also 8 years old
He had an ignorant piety and had very little education
At age 16, he became king
Also realized that he needed someone who could provide him with good
advice
He also demanded that he never wanted to see his mother again
He ordered the murder of the Queens favourite Italian
Found this person in Richelieu
1613 - Louie called the Estate General
Richelieu began to grow in power
He was an idea bishop
Richelieu worked vigorously to make sure that the church and the state worked
properly
Louie knew he would need advice
Louie also hated his mother
Catherine De Medici - didn't like Louie XIII
Gave him access to a private income, and political position was growing
Louie kept giving power to Richelieu
Richelieu was made a Cardinal
Tried to get her to make peace with her son
King had to do 3 things and support Richelieu :
Protestants needed to be destroyed
Feudal nobility power had to be diminished
Hapsburg had to be controlled
Richelieu was the only one who was considered to convince Catherine De Medici
Was worried about France being divided
Catherine escaped, wanted to start another civil war
All protestants would not be prosecuted
Beginning of a secular state
Richelieu the incorporated into French society, and was recognized as a religion
They would be forced into submission
French attacked the Protestants
The power of France was diciapted b/c the power was divided throughout France
It was not united like it should be
Getting rid of the nobility would prove to be harder
No private fortresses could be built
Demanded that all private fortresses be torn down unless they were controlled by the
crown
Richelieu wanted to make a central France a power
Worked extraordinary well
They were arrested, and the two leaders were publically beheaded
Soon after the edict, 2 men fought under the window of Richelieu
Dueling was practiced regularly, and with it being banned, the traditions of the French
nobility would now be banned
Issued a degree which forbid dueling
Greater nobles ofter acted as though they were independent nobles
Absolutism - long tradition in the west
Richelieu and Absolutism
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Richelieu would turn france into something that would become remarkable. Also stopped the chaos in france after assassination of henry iv. Catherine de medici - didn"t like louie xiii. Louie was considered to be a stupid king. He had an ignorant piety and had very little education. Therefore, for 8 years, the kingdom was ruled by the italian favourites of. He ordered the murder of the queens favourite italian. He also demanded that he never wanted to see his mother again. Also realized that he needed someone who could provide him with good advice. Richelieu worked vigorously to make sure that the church and the state worked properly. Catherine escaped, wanted to start another civil war. Richelieu was the only one who was considered to convince catherine de medici. Tried to get her to make peace with her son. Gave him access to a private income, and political position was growing.

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