“Enlightened Absolutism “

During the Enlightenment period in Europe there were quite a few rulers who actually adopted some of the beliefs, new ideas, and principles in their rule, which was thus “enlightened absolutism.” The majority of these rulers also fell into the category of being an absolutist monarch which was why this new way of rule is known as “enlightened absolutism.”

The key features of an “enlightened absolutist,” ruler include: interaction and discussion with well known enlightenment philosophers, religious toleration, judicial reform, etc. These rulers did not necessarily give more freedom to their “people,” but they were not as harsh as before the enlightenment. This new form of rule was especially seen in the countries of Prussia and Austria. To conclude, this is “enlightened absolutism.”


  1. Guess what you have just been nominated for a Liebster award!
    Here is the link

    The Liebster Award Nomination


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    1. Thank you for nominating me! Unfortunately unable to participate due to being too busy, but thanks again. 🙂

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      1. Your welcome! Just thought I’d give the offer. There are only so many people I can choose from; I don’t follow a lot of bloggers. Lol


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