In this regard his discussion of the waving drapery and idealized physiognomy of the bust of Francesco I d'Este (1650/51) and of Louis XIV (1665) as visual expressions of the new concept of the absolute ruler
floating above his subjects is exemplary.
At the other extreme, the person elected is seen as being the absolute ruler
of the city with total control over all activities, including the budget.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "dictator" as "an absolute ruler
of a state." The Shah at no time held absolute power.
over a state, city or other location.
Hitler was the absolute ruler
of an immensely powerful country, while Ahmadinejad is but one leader of a second- or third-ranking state.
After a brief visit to Beslan on September 5, 2004, where Chechen terrorists killed 350 children, teachers and parents in a raid on a primary school, Vladimir Putin gave himself new powers which resemble those of an absolute ruler
. He abolished direct elections of both governors and parliament (Duma).
He goes from a confident, absolute ruler
to a gibbering patient strapped in a straitjacket and parted from his beloved wife.
The problem of what constituted 'tyrannical' behaviour in an absolute ruler
was very much a sixteenth-century issue--though whether (or when) such debates became entirely centred on the propositions of Machiavelli may be open to question.
He became Peru's absolute ruler
, made made many enemies, and was assassinated in 1541.
As someone who became fully formed in the faith at Vatican II, I could not believe a high Vatican official was still speaking of the pope as an absolute ruler
, much less say he is accountable only to Jesus.
Karimov, who is an absolute ruler
, will consolidate his reputation and his position within the country.
Bashar is guided by a coterie of old guard leaders who had positions of power when his father, former president Hafez Al Assad, was the absolute ruler