AP European History Timeline

(1450 - Present)

Explore the significant events and key developments in European history from the Renaissance to the present day. More Less

Ancient Europe

490 BCE

476 CE

Medieval Europe



Jun 15, 1215

1347 - 1351

Renaissance and Reformation

1300 - 1699


1517 - 1648

1618 - 1648

Enlightenment and Modern Europe

1700 - 1899

1789 - 1799

1814 - 1815

1914 - 1918

Jun 28, 1919

1939 - 1945

Nov 9, 1989

Key Facts

  1. The Renaissance period marked a rebirth of culture and learning in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  2. The Reformation in the 16th century led to religious conflicts and the establishment of Protestantism as a separate branch of Christianity.
  3. The Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries brought about significant global expansion and colonization by European powers.
  4. The French Revolution in the late 18th century marked the beginning of modern political and social changes in Europe.
  5. The World Wars in the 20th century had a profound impact on Europe, leading to changes in borders, ideologies, and global power dynamics.


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