Ap European History Timeline

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1348-1351Black Death

1337-1453Hundred Years War

1378-1417Great Schism

1440Lorenzo Valla disproves Donation of Constantine

1485End of War of Roses

1492Columbus sails to Americas; Grenada falls to Spain ;Moors are driven from Spain (Ferdinand and Isabella)

1509Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly

1513Machiavelli’s The Prince

151795 Theses(Tip: 1+1+7=9, with 5— 95 Theses)

1527Sack of Rome, crucial imperial victory by HRE against France and Italian States

1543Copernicus’s On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres; Vesalius’s Structure of the Human Body

1545-1563Council of Trent

1555Peace of Augsburg (cuius regio, eius religio)

1572Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

1584-1589War of Three Henrys (Henry III, Henry IV/Navarre, Henry of Guise)

1588British defeat Spanish Armada

1598Henry IV issues Edict of Nantes

1600Chartering of British East India Company

1604-1613Time of Troubles, period of instability and foreign invasion in Russia, caused by Ivan the Terrible killing his heir

1613Michael Romanov elected tsar of Russia, establishes Romanov dynasty, and ends the Time of Troubles

1618Defenestration of Prague (angels/dung heap)

1618-1648Thirty Years War (Bohemian, Danish, Swedish, French)

1642-1649English Civil War

1648Peace of Westphalia (Acknowledged Calvinists; HRE and Spain in decline, rise of France, Sweden, Prussia and Dutch)

1651Hobbes’s Leviathan

1653-58Protectorate in England

1687Newton’s Principia (Universal Laws)

1688-89Glorious Revolution and joint rule of William and Mary; English Bill of Rights; Locke’s Second Treatise on Government (Inalienable Rights—life, liberty, equality and property)

1701-1714War of Spanish Succession

1714Peace of Utrecht, end of Spanish Succession; Succession of Hanover dynasty in Great Britain

1721Russia gains significant territory in the Baltic and Peter the Great builds St. Petersburg

1733John Kay’s Flying Shuttle

1740After Pragmatic Sanction, Maria Theresa ascends to Austrian throne; Frederick II (the Great) ascends to Prussian throne, invades Austria (War of Austrian Succession)

1756Diplomatic Revolution; Seven Years War (including French and Indian War in America)

1762Rousseau’s Social Contract and Emile

1763Seven Years War ends with Treaty of Paris

1768Hargreaves Spinning Jenny

1771Arkwright’s Water Frame

1776Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and Smith’s Wealth of Nations

1785Cartwright’s Power Loom

1789American Constitution; the beginning of the French Revolution

1792Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women

1793Cotton Gin

1793-94Reign of Terror, led by Robespierre

1798Malthus’s Essay on Human Population (Food supply will never keep up with natural population growth)

1799End of French Revolution

1801Napoleon signs Concordat with the pope

1804Napoleon crowns himself

1814-1815Congress of Vienna, chaired by Metternich (Austria) participants: Britain (Castlereagh), Prussia (Hardenberg), France (Talleyrand), Russia (Alexander I)

1815Napoleon falls at Waterloo and is exiled to Saint Helena

1817Ricardo’s Iron Law of Wages

1819Peterloo Massacre in Britain; Carlsbad Decrees in German Confederation (dissolved student unions, provided for government inspection of universities, censored press)

1821-1829Greek War for Independence

1833Factory Act of 1833 (Inspection of factories, limitation on hours, at least two hours of education per day for children)

1834Zollverein, German Customs Union, created trade union between German states, except Austria

1842Chadwick Report

1845General Enclosure Act in England

1845-51Great Famine in Ireland
1846Parliament repealed the Corn Laws

1848Louis Napoleon elected president of the Second Republic; Public Health Act of 1848 provided for the development of sanitary systems and...
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