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Video Paper 1 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 videos on the Sun King and Peter I Information on the leaders Homes St Petersburg and Versailles will also be included in this essay For the first paragraph I would like to start off by talking about Chateau de Versailles Versailles took over 50 years to build which took hundreds of workers 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 the first ballet school in Russia was opened in St Petersburg in the 19th century under Marius Petipa the Russian ballet rose to worldwide In 1862 the first conservatory of music in Russia opened its doors and there the premieres of works
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