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Huguenots – French protestants who were followers of Calvinism, 1500s (1560 is when they had a large presence in France). They were a part of the French Wars of Religion. Edict of Nantes – Legitimized Huguenots as a group by allowing them to have troops, church organization, and political autonomy. It was an act of religious toleration, 1598Absolutism – Form of Government where a monarch’s power is unrivaled, 1600s & 1700sDivine Right of Kings – The concept that God gives rulers their powerLouis XIV – Claimed that god gave him the right to rule, was an absolute monarchistVoltaire – French scholar in the 1700s. He threatened the church and had radical ideas of free speech and the separation of church and stateBourgeoisie – Upper middle classCommon Law – Unwritten law1.Scientific Revolution impact on world view of Europeans:Galileo was important during the revolution. Scientific method created, wide acceptance that the sun was the center of the