Three of the most prominent absolutist leaders were catherine the great of russia, frederick the great of prussia and louis xiv of france - these three leaders are perfect examples of the avarice, tyranny and lust for power that characterizes the enlightened despots. View notes - enlightened despots from history world hist at tenafly high fredrick the great catherine the great enlightened despots maria theresa. Enlightened absolutist rulers of france enlightened absolutist rulers of austria enlightened absolutist rulers of russia catherine the great enlightened absolutist rulers of prussia frederick william i louis xv european sovereigns and the enlightenment frederick ii (the great) frederick william i frederick ii (the great) established the general. Monday, may 20, 2013 catherine, frederick and louis - unenlightened despots in an enlightened age. The individual that was not enlightened despot is : louis xiv he was more commonly known as louis the great he was a monarch of house bourbon and he ruled as the king of france from 1643 until he finally die in 1715.
Frederick ii, byname frederick the great, german friedrich even more than his younger contemporaries, catherine ii the great of russia and joseph ii in the habsburg territories, it was frederick who, during the mid-18th century, established in the minds of educated europeans a notion of what “enlightened despotism” should be his actual. Frederick the great ruled prussia from 1740 through 1786, and in that time did quite a bit for his people he was one of the true enlightened despots, believing that the people should be served by their government. View 3_c_enlightened_despots from ap euro 216 at coral reef senior high school enlightened despotism ap european history jf walters (2006) 1 enlightened despotism: essential questions 1 what were. The foremost of europe’s enlightened despots were frederick ii of prussia, holy roman emperor joseph ii of austria, and catherine the great of russia frederick the great frederick ii, the king of prussia from 1740 to 1786, com.
Embraced by rulers in 18thcentury europe like catherine the great of russia, maria theresa of the austrian empire, and frederick the great of prussia, enlightened despotism provided a philosophy of government that motivated rulers to pursue political changes, forever breaking any ties with the monarchies of the past. Enlightened despots and others steve muhlberger voltaire's history of louis xiv he wrote a history of the sun king's time, and throughout the book, royal, even absolute power was viewed positively perhaps the three most important enlightened despots were: frederick the great of prussia (who ruled from 1740-1786) catherine the great of. Frederick the great, catherine the great, and joseph ii are good examples of enlightened despots frederick ii (frederick the great), the most famous prussian absolute monarch and a military genius, pursued an aggressive foreign policy. Enlightened absolutism in eastern europe during the 18th century could certainly be used to describe frederick the great (1740-1786) and joseph ii (1765-1790), but catherine the great (1762-1796) was in fact an opponent of enlightenment thought misbranded by historians of today thanks to a few superficial achievements on her part.
3how was frederick the great both enlightened and despotic 4how was catherine the great both enlightened and despotic 5which of the enlightened despots appears to be most attuned to the spirit of the enlightenment 3_c_enlightened_despotspdf created date. Catherine, who ruled russia for three decades until her death in 1796, viewed herself a patron of the arts and liberty, and a philosopher on the throne, but has been criticised for the little. Catherine the great was indeed an enlightened despot she used the ideals of the enlightenment in order to increase the power and security of russia catherine improved the russian economy through free trade, turned the country's bureaucracy into a more efficient one, and provided the people with social services such as education and health care. Catherine ii, the great (1729-96): empress of russia catherine ii ruled russia from 1762-96, during a period of unprecedented growth of empire astute and autocratic, she expanded russian dominions, overhauled administrative structures, and vigorously pursued westernization policies.
When catherine became empress, she set out to rule in an enlightened manner she wanted to bring european culture to europe, institute domestic reform, and expand russian territory to those ends, she imported western architects, sculptors, musicians, and intellectuals, and corresponded with the philosophes, especially voltaire. An enlightened despot is an authoritarian leader who exercises rationality and, in some cases, tolerance while authoritarian leadership is inherently repressive in some ways, this does not mean that the leader cannot exercise tolerance in other areas. Greatest enlightened despot of the 1700’s, except frederick the great this is my poll for greatest enlightened despot of the 1700’s greatest enlightened despot of the 1700’s, except frederick the great catherine ii- russia louis xvi- france maximilien robespierre- france source rousseau and revolution by will durant apr 14, 2013. In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century russia, peter the great and catherine the great.