Gained power in 1533 and died in 1584. He was only 3 when he gained power.Constantly struggling for power. Seized power when he was 16. Named himself Czar.
Ivan the Terrible
It was over religion, territory, and power in the ruling families. Two Phases
Thirty Years War
Treaty that allowed Huguenots to have peace and set up houses of worship in certain cities in France
Edict of Nantes
He became king when he was only 4. Nobles tried to revolt against him, but failed. Weakened them. Tried to better France's economy.
Ended the Thirty Years War. Weakened Hapsburg states. Strengthened France. Ended religious wars. New method of peace negotiation.
Peace of Westphalia
At first shared rule with his half-brother, but eventually became the sole ruler of Russia. He was 24.First ruler to travel West. Abolished the Russian Patriarch.
Peter the Great
Joining of England, Portugal, Austria, the Dutch Republic, and some German and Italian states to stop the joining of France and Spain. Ended with Spain and France not joining together.
War of Spanish Succession
Daughter of Charles VI. Inherited all of his Hapsburg territories. Was supposed to be a peaceful reign, but ended up with a war with Prussia
His father forced him to witness his friends beheading. Softened some of his fathers harsh rules. Believed that a ruler should be like a father.
Frederick the Great
Seven Years' War
France, Austria, Russia and others were allied against Britain and Prussia. Fredrick was the first to attack, attacking Saxony. Britain was the real winner of the war. France lost it's colonies in North America, and Britain gained sole economic domination of India.