How Did Louis Xiv Contribute To The Scientific Revolution

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Ronaldo Pintado 10/26/13 Period 1 A.P European History The Scientific Revolution was a very important period in history that established new ideas in science and new views on the universe. This revolution didn’t just start in the 16th and 17th century. This went back as early as the Middle Ages. The reason is because as well as new ideas and discoveries were made, philosophers were also reexamining and revising old theories and data from the late Middle Ages and contributing it in their own work. During this revolution, there were many great philosophers who made incredible contributions to science and changed the way people look at the world around them. Polish priest and astronomer Nicloaus Copernicus published his book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres which assumed that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun instead of the previous belief which said all the planets and the sun revolved around the earth. Galileo Galilei used the first telescope and concluded that the “heavens” were more complex than anyone had suspected. He saw mountains…show more content…
In the picture that shows Louis XIV’s visit to the French Royal Academy, this shows that Louis XIV had visited just to see what ideas were made and what was being discovered. From what I think, Louis actually wanted to know what was going on. I think that the reason is so that he could use some of this knowledge and contribute in warfare (Doc 10). According to Jean Baptiste Colbert, the state wants to maintain its power and have an "abundant wealth" by creating a flourish of the arts and sciences. This meant that they persuaded the people to create academies and institutes for arts and sciences. I think that the government only wanted to do this because to have more advantages over other states with them having more knowledge and advancements (Doc

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