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Events1715 Louis XIV dies; Louis XV takes French throne 1748 Montesquieu publishes The Spirit of Laws1751 Diderot publishes first volume of Encyclopédie1759 Voltaire publishes CandideKey PeopleLouis XIV -  “Sun King” whose late-1600s extravagance prompted disgruntled French elites to congregate in salons and exchange ideas Louis XV -  Successor to Louis XIV; ineffective ruler who allowed France to slide into bankruptcy; ineptness greatly undermined authority of French monarchy 
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