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Great Figures of the Enlightenment

From power-mad despots to brilliant philosophers, these men and women changed the world during the so-called "age of reason".

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Great Figures of the Enlightenment
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    The Age of Enlightenment: Enlightened Despots in the Absolutist Era

    The Age of Enlightenment: Enlightened Despots in the Absolutist Era

    Enlightened despots sought to embody the Platonic ideal of the philosopher-king. These rulers were highly educated and romanticized liberal theory. …

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