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why was colbert unable to rein in louis xiv's huge expenses

2 Answer

  • Louis XIV held absolute royal power.
  • Colbert was unable to rein in louis XIV's huge expenses because Louis XIV held absolute royal power.

    Louis XIV was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715.  

    Jean Baptiste Colbert was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1661 to 1683 during the rule of King Louis XIV.

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