Representatives from what estates comprised the estates-general?

Representatives from what estates comprised the estates-general? daimyo clergy nobility samurai


The representatives consisted of the Clergy and the Nobility.

The states comprised in the French Estates-General were:

Clergy Nobility

The Estates-General were an assembly where only two of the three States of Realm had representation (clergy and nobility) while the Third State could not participate. It was summoned by King Louis XIV.

The Third State sought for representation and created the National Assembly, inviting the other two states to participate as well. The king rejected this idea. This was the origin of the French Revolution from 1789.  

Representatives from the clergy and the nobility comprised the Estates-General.


The Estates-General in the France of the Old Regime were assemblies convened by the King in an exceptional manner and attended by representatives of each estate: the clergy (first state), the nobility (second state) and the representatives of the people (Third state). They were created in 1302 by Philip IV of France, the Beautiful, after Pope Boniface VIII summoned King Philip IV and the French clergy to a synod to be held in Rome, on November 1, 1302, to define the relationship between temporal power and the Church; and also to judge the king, under the accusation of unprecedented abuses against the church, for which King Philip IV responded immediately.

The answer is clergy and nobility

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