In this paper I will be comparing the rule of Peter the Great and Louis the XIV. I will also be telling you about the similarities and differences between the video's on the Sun King and Peter I.Information on the leaders "Homes" St. Petersburg and Versailles will also be included in this essay.
For thefirst paragraph I would like to start off by talking about Chateau de Versailles.
Versailles took over 50 years to build, which took hundreds of worker's lives. The original residence, built from 1631 to 1634, was primarily a hunting lodge and private retreat for Louis XIII. Not the least important element at Versailles was the landscaping. Le Norte, the greatest artist in the history of European landscape architecture, worked with the King, designing vistas, fountains, and many other outdoor arrangements. Versailles had an enormous impact on the rest of Europe, both artistic and psychological, but the whole complex was so large that even the extremely long life of Louis XIV did not hold enough years to see it completed.
In the mid-18th century an indelible stamp was put on the city of St. Petersburg, appearance by the architects Bartolomeo F. Rastrelli, Savva I. Chevakinsky, and Vasily P. Stasov, which combined clear-cut, even austere lines with richness of decoration and use of colour. Within this grand architectural setting, cultural life developed and flourished. Many of the most celebrated names in Russia in the spheres of learning, science, and the arts are associated with the city: Mikhail V. Lomonosov, Dmitry I. Mendeleyev, Ivan Pavlov, Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, among others. As early as 1738 thefirst ballet school in Russia was opened in St. Petersburg; in the 19th century, under Marius Petipa, the Russian ballet rose to worldwide. In 1862 thefirst conservatory of music in Russia opened its doors, and there the premieres of works by