AP EURO TIMELINE

DEVELOPMENTS

Renaissance

1350 - 1550

EXPLORATION

1450 - 1600

PRICE REVOLUTION

1500 - 1600

PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC REFORMATION

1500 - 1600

EARLY MODERN SOCIETY

1500 - 1700

RELIGIOUS WARS

1520 - 1650

SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

1543 - 1687

DUTCH COMMERCIAL DOMINANCE

1550 - 1650

AGE OF CRISIS

1550 - 1650

WITCHCRAFT SCARE

1580 - 1680

BAROQUE ART

1600 - 1750

CONFLICT B/W PARLIAMENT AND KING IN ENGLAND

1603 - 1689

AGE OF LOUIS XIV

1643 - 1715

RISE OF PRUSSIA

1650 - 1763

COMMERCIAL WARS

1650 - 1763

ABSOLUTISM

1650 - 1763

RISE OF RUSSIA

1689 - 1815

RISE OF MIDDLE CLASS

1700 - 1800

ENLIGHTENMENT

1700 - 1800

AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION

1700 - 1800

ROCOCO ART

1720 - 1760

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

1750 - 1850

AGE OF REVOLUTIONS

1789 - 1848

FEMINISM

1790 - 1980

RISE OF NATIONALISM

1790 - 1914

ROMANTICISM

1800 - 1850

RISE OF LIBERALISM

1830 - 1870

UNIFICATION AND NATION-BUILDING

1850 - 1875

2ND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

1850 - 1914

MODERN IDEAS AND SCIENCE

1850 - 1920

RISE OF MODERN SOCIETY

1850 - 1900

REALISMAND MATERIALISM

1850 - 1870

IMPERIALISM

1850 - 1914

MODERN ART

1870 - 1920

WORLD WARS

1914 - 1945

TOTALITARIANISM

1920 - 1945

EUROPEAN UNITY

1945

DATES

BLACK DEATH

1348 - 1351

COUNCIL OF CONSTANCE BURNS HUS AND ENDS GREAT SCHISM

1415 - 1417

FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE; END OF HUNDRED YEARS WAR

1453

INVENTION OF PRINTING PRESS

1455

COLUMBUS ENCOUNTERS AMERICA; COMPLETION OF RECONQUISTA IN SPAIN

1492

LUTHER POSTS 95 THESES

1517

CORTEZ CONQUERS AZTECS

1519

ACT OF SUPREMACY CREATES ANGLICAN CHURCH

1534

CALVIN ESTABLISHES REFORMED FAITH IN GENEVA

1536

COPERNICUS PUBLISHES HELIOCENTRIC THEORY

1543

COUNCIL OF TRENT OPENS

1545

PEACE OF AUGSBURG ENDS RELIGIOUS WAR IN GERMANY; CHARLES V ABDICATES

1555

DEFEAT OF SPANISH ARMADA

1588

EDICT OF NANTES ENDS FRENCH RELIGIOUS WARS

1598

DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY FOUNDED

1600

STUART MONARCHY BEGINS IN ENGLAND

1603

PEACE OF WESTPHALIA ENDS 30Y WAR

1648

CHARLES I EXECUTED IN ENGLAND

1649

NEWTON PUBLISHES PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA

1687

GLORIOUS REVOLUTION; PETER THE GREAT'S REIGN BEGINS IN RUSSIA

1688 - 1689

BANK OF ENGLAND FOUNDED

1694

PEACE OF UTRECHT; DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

1713 - 1715

WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION BEGINS

1740

TREATY OF PARIS ENDS 7Y WAR

1763

AMERICAN REVOLUTION; SMITH PUBLISHES WEALTH OF NATIONS

1776

FRENCH REVOLUTION BEGINS

1789

WOLLSTONECRAFT BEGINS FEMINIST MOVEMENT WITH VINDICATION OF RIGHTS OF WOMEN

1792

NAPOLEON COMES TO POWER

1799

ABDICATION OF NAPOLEON; CONGRESS OF VIENNA

1815

REVOLUTION IN FRANCE; BELGIAN AND GREEK INDEPENDANCE

1830 - 1831

REVOLUTIONS; MARX AND ENGELS PUBLISH COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

1848

CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION IN BRITAIN

1851

BRITAIN ESTABLISHES DIRECT RULE OF INDIA

1857

DARWIN PUBLISHES ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

1859

ITALY UNIFIED; RUSSIAN SERFS EMANCIPATED

1861

UNIFICATION OF GERMANY; PARIS COMMUNE AND THIRD REPUBLIC IN FRANCE

1871

BERLIN CONFERENCE OVER IMPERIALISM IN AFRICA

1884 - 1885

FREUD PUBLISHES INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS

1900

EINSTEIN PUBLISHES RELATIVITY THEORY; REVOLUTION OF 1905 IN RUSSIA

1905

WORLD WAR I BEGINS

1914

BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA

1917

TREATY OF VERSAILLES ENDS WORLD WAR I

1919

FASCISTS AND MUSSOLINI COME TO POWER IN ITALY

1922

GREAT DEPRESSION BEGINS

1929

HITLER COMES TO POWER IN GERMANY

1933

MUNICH CONFERENCE-HEIGHT OF APPEASEMENT

1938

WORLD WAR II BEGINS

1939

WORLD WAR II ENDS; UNITED NATIONS FOUNDED

1945

NATO FORMED

1949

EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY FORMED

1951

STALIN DIES

1953

KHRUSHCHEV'S DE-STALINIZATION SPEECH; HUNGARY REVOLT

1956

TREATY OF ROME CREATES EEC; SPUTNIK LAUNCHED

1957

5TH REPUBLIC UNDER DE GAULLE

1958

BERLIN WALL ERECTED

1961

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

1962

2ND VATICAN COUNCIL BEGINS

1962

STUDENT REVOLTS; CZECH "PRAGUE SPRING"

1968

HELSINKI ACCORDS - HEIGHT OF DETENTE

1975

JOHN PAUL II ELECTED POPE

1978

SOVIET UNION INVADES AFGHANISTAN; THATCHER ELECTED PRIME MINISTER

1979

SOLIDARITY FOUNDED IN POLAND

1980

GORBACHEV COMES TO POWER IN SOVIET UNION

1985

BERLIN WALL FALLS AND COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM

1989

BREAK-UP OF SOVIET UNION; BALKAN CONFLICTS BEGIN IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

1991

MAASTRICHT TREATY EUROPEAN UNION

1992

EURO CURRENCY INTRODUCED

1999

TERRORIST ATTACKS ON U.S.

2001