Early Modern History

Main time periods

AP Eurpean History Timeline

1450 - 2013

The Renaissance

1450 - 1650

The Reformation

1517 - 1648

Scientific Revolution

1540 - 1688

Political events

Lorenzo da Medici takes power

1464

Intellectual history

Philosophy and Science

Copernicus' great discovery

1543

Copernicus publishes De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies) where he describes a heliocentric system.