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Form of government that begins with Louis XIV and travelled throughout Europe; an idea that the king has vast and unchallenged power. (The sovereign/ruler is accountable only to God)
King of France most associated with absolutism in the early 17th/18th century. Named king in 1661, regent ruled till he was of age
- Portrait of Louis XIV
The nickname of Louis XIV of France. Came from the idea that Luis XIV's body was a physical embodiment of France, when he rose from bed so did France. Everything he did became a huge ceremony, including getting dressed and eating
A town outside of Paris where King Louis XIV held his court
- Hall of Mirrors
- C. 1680
- Andre Le Notre
- Gardens of Versailles
- The Chariot of Apollo
- Hotel de Soubise
Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or molding into architectural decorations.
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