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Social/Cultural Changes

Baroque Art movement

1600 - 1700

Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

1609

Descartes’ “Discourse on Method”

1637

French Classicism

1650 - 1700

Vermeer paints “The Astronomer”

1668

Isaac Newton’s “Principia”

1687

Locke’s “2nd Treatise of Government”

1689

Diderot’s “Encyclopedia”

1751

Voltaire’s “Candide”

1759

Rousseau’s “Emile”

1762

Abbe Sieyes “What is the Third Estate?”

1789

Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen

1789

Declaration of Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen

1791

Romanticism

1800 - 1850

Code Napoleon est.

1804

Luddites protest against new machines

1812

Corn Laws Passed

1815

Reform Act of 1832

1832

Poor Law of 1834

1834

Chartists

1838 - 1848

Irish Potato Famine

1845

Corn Laws Repealed

1846

Marx & Engels “The Communist Manifesto”

1848

Literary and Artistic Realism

1848

The Bloody June Days

1848

Darwin’s “Origin of Species"

1859

Alexander II frees serfs in Russia

1861

Pasteur’s Germ Theory

1864

Reform Act of 1867

1867

Impressionist Movement

1870

Reform Act of 1884

1884

Post-Impressionism

1892

Kipling writes ‘White Man’s Burden”

1899