Term Definition
Boyars Russian Nobles
Czar Russian for "Caesar" the title is used by Russian Emperors
Absolutism A political system in which a ruler holds total power
Louis XIV French King during the 17th century, died in 1715
Cardinal Richelieu Louis XIIIs chief minister
Prussia A country in eastern Europe next to Russia
Austria A country in Europe between Germany and Italy
Ivan IV First ruler to take the title of the Czar
Michael Romanovv New Czar in 1613
Peter The Great Prominent member of the Romanov Dynasty, became Czar in 1689

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