...Absolutism,” which refers to the belief in a single, absolute monarchy, or despot, where the ruler has complete and total control, but emphasizes rationality, religious tolerance, freedom of speech and of the press. They were, also, incredible supporters of the arts, sciences, and education. These men, despite their desire for positive reform, were met... region. However, again, much of the changes he attempted to implement were met with opposition; Enlightened Absolutism was not a favored position of all of the peoples of Europe at the time. (Wikipedia)
Joseph the II of Austria ruled from 1765-1790. He had a very famous family member that should not be left unmentioned; he...