Ferdinand II: Absolutism In Europe

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Absolutism is a form of government in which a ruler at a certain time period controls every aspect of politics and military in that country. An absolute monarch is defined as not one limited by a constitution, but referred to as one that wields unrestricted political power over the ruling state and its people. This absolutist, the successor of Matthias, Ferdinand II, also know as the Holy Roman Emperor, was the king of Bohemia from 1617-1619/1620-1637, and the king of Hungary from 1618-1625. Ferdinand II was born on July 9, 1578, in Graz, Austria. He was educated at the University of Ingolstadt by Jesuits that had the intentions of making him a strict Catholic ruler. Being a very pious Catholic, he based his policies chiefly on religious
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