Louis XIV

Louis XIV - Louis XIV The Sun King Cardinal Mazarin The...

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Louis XIV The Sun King Cardinal Mazarin The Fronde Colonels Parlements Intendents Versailles War of the Spanish Succession Without Power (1643-1661) Became king in 1643 at the age of 5 His mother and Cardinal Mazarin ruled in his name Louis learned that the world only respects a king with power Louis decided that at Mazarin’s death the would be the sole ruler—he would never again take an advisor Create an instrument that makes peace at home and feared abroad—make a great army European armies in the 16 th century were essential mercenary armies Rulers hired colonels to recruit an army, and the colonels hired soldiers Armies were raised when necessary and dismissed when no longer needed When the soldiers were no longer needed they wandered the country side causing no end of trouble Louis established a French national army Recruiting standards were raised Was of the Swedish model Introduces baricks life, introduced stand uniforms, discipline
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