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Unformatted text preview: o Newton was almost a godlike hero o Recognized as a scientific leader Clocklike universe (orrery) Court of Versailles o Centralize power under a single monarch o Change in degree of weapon power o Descartes worked on battle fields Continued interest in exploration and expansion Louis XIV (The Sun King) o Academie des Sciences, founded 1666 o Controlled by the King o Christiaan Huygens Director of the Academy of Sciences o Bernard Fontenelle Secretary French Academy of Sciences o Louis XV o Peter the Great Goes around Europe picking up experts, building ships, you need to build an academy o Catherine the Great o Frederick the Great Starts an academy based more on France than England Cultivates free thought Brings voltaire to his court Plays the flute o Enlightenment Descartes (Paris academy) Leibniz (berlin) Newton (Royal Society) o...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course HSOC hsoc001 taught by Professor Tresh during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.
- Spring '10