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Description or QuoteMonarchYears
In Egypt: 'From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.' (include last name)
Invaded Italy through Piedmont, destroyed peace in Italy
Ended jousting as a sport, married Catherine de Medici, who would later scheme the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
'God, who has given me so many Kingdoms to govern, has not given me a son fit to govern them'
'I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I Pardon those who have occasioned my death'
'Nothing has changed in France, there is only a Frenchman the more'; boosted power of nobility and clergy
'That woman's achievements are those of a great man.' - Frederick II of Prussia. Who is that woman?
'The liberties of England and the Protestant religion I will maintain'
 
Elected in 1848, voted Emperor in 1851 by plebiscite. Encouraged more trade and cheap credit.
'If occasion were, I hope God would give me his grace to suffer death for the true Catholic religion as well as banishment.'
Bourbon 'king of the French' and rueld during the July Monarchy; Catholicism declared religion of the majority; Crushed workers revolts; Happily occupied Algiers.
Lancastrian ruler at the height of England during the Hundred Years' War
With Cardinal Richilieu, he entered into the Thirty Years' War against the Habsburgs.
Told Parliament, 'you have been sat to long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you'
'Belgrade must be bombed and occupied. The Slavs must know that they should serve.' (Spell his name as he would)
Favored the Whigs, did not attempt to rule, end of reign saw the importance of PM, Robert Walpole
'For me it will be enough that a marble stone should declare that a queen having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.'
Initially pushed for spreading Catholicism across his empire, issued Edict of Restitution, then realized this was a bad idea and signed Peace of Prague (1635)
'nobody shall ... be exposed to hardships on account of his creed; no man shall be compelled ... to profess the religion of the state if it be contrary to his persuasion....'
“I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” --1894
'Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.'
Grandson of Louis XIV, his claim to the Spanish throne sparked the War of Spanish Succession
'Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Jews and other Christian sects live in this state, and live together in peace.'
The only competent one of his kind. Saved Vienna.
As Tsar of Russia, he transformed a medieval state into an empire. Then he killed his competent son and the empire declined (for now).
Description or QuoteMonarchYears
Fought the War of Devolution, War of the League of Augsburg, agreed to Treaty of Utrecht, pressured nobles with social customs and distanced himself from the city.
Known for having a son tutored by a Catholic. Economic problems sparked next conflict because he had to consult Parliament.
Restored Catholicism in England; married Philip II of Spain
Known as the 'Soldier King,' he maintained a rigid economy and ensured a surplus in the treasury
Attacked Denmark, Russia, Poland, Norway in a series of Northern Wars and ultimately failed, causing the decline of his kingdom.
'Paris is worth a Mass'
Cardinal Fleury was his chief minister; supported and won many costly wars, but returned gained land at the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
1767 'The Usage of Torture is contrary to all the Dictates of Nature and Reason...'/1775 'Kill Pugachev!!!!'
Agreed to cuius regio, eius religio, he was also Charles I of Spain
'Alliances, to be sure, is good. But forces of one’s own are better'
'I, the sultan of sultans, and the strongest ruler, the loftiest king who defeats the kingdoms around the world...'
Winning Lancastrian of the War of the Roses (include last name, not roman numeral)
'I would have had scant reason to desire such a rule, had I not found myself obliged to it through God’s bidding and nature'; successfully attacked his south.
'My only ambition is to be first soldier of Italian independence.' Italy had a monarchy, and he was the first.
National symbol of culture, privately attempted to influence decisions
As the last Hapsburg king of the Spanish Empire, he saw his empire decline significantly. (specify country)
He did not send the Bad Ems telegram. (Spell his name as he would)
'We thought that the clergy of our realm had been our subjects wholly, but now we have well perceived that they be but half our subjects'
Protestant. He passed the Test Act and was succeeded by his brother. (specify country)
'I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.'
Supported by ultraroyalists, he created the Charter and ruled as a consitutional monarch.
Queen that united the Iberian Peninsula.
'Monarchy is the greatest thing on earth. Kings are rightly called gods since just like God they have power of life and death...'
He allowed refugees, increased toleration, and connected regions to form a powerful state.
“It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below”

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