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She also fostered the nobility's corporate organization. The Charter to the Nobility
, 1785, gave the corps of nobles in every province the status of a legal entity. The
corporation's members gathered periodically, in the provincial and district ...
But the military catastrophes weakened the position of the monarchy, so that the
high nobility decided to curtail the powers of his successor, Frederick III (ruled
1648-70). Introduction of absolutism. Absolutism was nevertheless introduced ...
His brother John acceded to the throne with the help of the high nobility. John
married a Polish princess and interfered in Polish affairs. Their son Sigismund
was elected king of Poland before inheriting the throne of Sweden in 1592. John
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