Timeline of Events in the Romantic Period

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1712 - Birth of philosopher, writer Jean Jacques Rousseau. Some of his works marked the beginnings of the Romantic Movement. 1764 - The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole published
1775 - American war of Independence
1787 - Society for the abolition of slavery founded
1789 - Fall of Bastille - the storming of the fortress that represented authority in France; began the French Revolution 1793 - Execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. France declares war against Britain (and then Britain against France) 1795 - William Pitt, a prime minister of Britain, suppressed freedom of speech and assembly 1796 - The Monk, a highly controversial book (pretty obscene and profane for it's time) by Matthew Lewis 1798 - Rebellion in Ireland

1801 - Parliamentary union of Great Britain and Ireland
1804 - Napoleon crowned Emperor of France
- Founding of the republic of Haiti
1805 - Battle of Trafalgar - French beaten by the British
1807 - Slave trade abollished
1808 - Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonies 5 and 6
1811 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen published
1812 - War between Britain and the United States
1813 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen published
1815 - Napoleon defeated at Waterloo
1817 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen published
- Death of Jane Austen
1818 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley published
- Persuasion by Jane Austen published
1819 - John Keats' poems Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale published - Peterloo Massacre in Manchester
1821 - Death of Keats at 25 years old
1824 - Death of Byron
1829 - Catholic Emancipation
1830 - Death of George IV, succeeded by William IV.
- Revolution in France
1847 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte published
1862 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo published. It was one of the longest books of it's time. Comments on French History
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