Sei sulla pagina 1di 8

The Enlightenment

Spreads
By Jose Rosario
Page 126
A.In 1700s, Paris was the
cultural center of Europe.
People came from other
countries to here the ideas
of the enlightenment.
Marie-Therese Geoffrin
B. Marie-Therese Geoffrin supplied
the money for one of the majors of
the enlightenment, the
Encyclopedia.
1.Their aim was to put together all the
knowledge in one set of books.
2.The government & the church
banned the encyclopedia.
encyclopedia
3.However books & meetings helped
to spread these ideas through out
Europe, & its middle class,
class which
was increasing in wealth but had
no political power.
C. In the late 1700s the Arts
moved in a new direction
1.Baroque – painting reflected a style
that was very grand & highly
decorated.
2.Neoclassic – the style borrowed
ideas of the classic Greece &
Rome, simpler & elegant.
3.Music – for example introduced
artist such as
a.Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart & Ludwig von
Beethoven
The Greatest Music Ever
Immortal

Made
Beloved Amadeus

D. Some English thinkers
believed that the best government
was the monarchy.
1.They tried to influence their rulers to
rule fairly & to follow the
enlightenment ideas.
a.Enlightenment despot were rulers
that give up power.
i. Frederick the Great of Prussia
gave his people religious tolerance
& reformed the judicial system.
ii.Catherine the Great of Russia
tried to reform laws but after a
peasant revolt she gave more
power to the nobles.
Enlightenment Despots
 Frederick the Great of  Catherine the Great
Prussia of Russia