Henri IV, helped of Sully, revives the forces of France.
He raises finances by a perception cheaper, by a rigorous control, the suppression of the useless expenditure; a large saving is put in reserve.
It supports agriculture by the clearing, industry by the foundation of new manufactures, the trade by the improvement of the means of transport.
It orders great public works, and embellishes Paris.
It relieves misery.
pacified and strengthened France, Henri IV wants to return to him the first rank to Europe, and for this reason to lower the house of Austria, i.e.
narrowly linked Austria and Spain, which threaten European balance.
It attacks initially el duke of Savoy, combined of Spain, and forces it to yield the Bresse to him, by the treaty of Lyon (1601).
It forms then a coalition against the house of Austria and will begin the war, when it is assassinated by a fanatic (1610).