Under the rule of Henry IV of France the Edict of Nantes was issued giving the people some religious liberty. The edict brought an end to the religious wars that were going on at the time.
Reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. Royal power at its peak. France dominates Europe, French culture spreads. Start of large-scale sea trade.
1618 · 30 Years War
Ferdinand II was trying to force the people to follow Catholicism. The 30 years war was a battle of religion with the Protestants and Catholics, in the Holy Roman Empire.
1 English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).2 Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin ( see Langan ).3 Chinese 龙: from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun ( 2257–2205 bc ). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan ( see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei , who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia ( 1879–1849 bc ). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.