Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.
In de 16e eeuw ontstond in Frankrijk het absolutisme. Het werd ingevoerd door Lodewijk XIV. Door deze manier van besturen werden de privileges van de steden afgenomen en daar was de adel niet blij mee.
Thomas Hobbes - English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory