5.1.1 Spanish monarchy

5.1.1 Spanish monarchy - The Habsburgs & Bourbons From...

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From the early 17th to late 18th centuries
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Spanish Empire: 16th century
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Habsburgs of the 17th century Weak and incompetent monarchs Involvement in European conflicts Financial and economic chaos
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Philip III (1598-1621) Pious and lazy monarch Relied on ministers known as “validos” such as Duke of Lerma Oversaw expulsion of moriscos (1609-14) Muslim converts to Christianity “Don Quixote” published in this era
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Philip IV (1621-65) Main valido was Conde-Duque de Olivares Involvement in Thirty Years War Military adventures cripple the economy Faced rebellions in Catalonia & Portugal
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Conde-Duque de Olivares Born Gaspar de Guzman y Pimentel in 1587 Directed foreign policy for Philip IV Renewed war against Protestants in Netherlands Portugal gained independence from Spain in 1640 Blamed for nation’s misfortunes by his countrymen
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Physically and
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5.1.1 Spanish monarchy - The Habsburgs & Bourbons From...

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