enlightenment despots

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enlightenment despots by Mind Map: enlightenment despots

1. what is it?

1.1. absolute monarchs took initiative in legal, social, and educational reforms inspired by the Enlightenment

1.2. focus' government priorities on healthcare, education, population control and infrastructure

2. who?

2.1. Fredrick II, Peter I, Catherine II, Maria Theresa, Joseph II, and Leopold II

2.2. "Everything for the people, nothing by the people" - Joseph II

2.2.1. Joseph the II was the most enlightened despot ruler

3. when

3.1. 18th and 19th centuries

4. why?

4.1. enhance leaders powers

4.2. feel they were destined to rule