Key events from the 17th to the 19th century

England

Long parliament

1640

English civil war

1642

Charles I executed

1649

Oliver Cromwell becomes lord protector

1653

Oliver Cromwell dies

1658

Issac Newton's "Principia"

1687

Locke's "2nd Treatise of Government"

1689

Enclosure Acts

1700

William Pit the Elder becomes Prime minister

1766

Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"

1776

France

Louis XIV's reign

1643

the Fronde

1648

Colbert made French minister of Finance

1668

Descarte's "Discourse on Method"

1677

Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws"

1748

Dierot's "Encyclopedia"

1751

Voltarie's "Candide"

1759

Rousseau's "Emile"

1762

Treat of Paris

1763

Code Napoleon est.

1804

Holy Roman Empire/Germany

Kepler's Laws of Planetary on Method

1619

King Gustavus Adolphus Dies

1632

Maria Theresa's rule

1746

Joseph II's rule

1765

Italy

Baroque Art movement

1600

Galileo out on trial

1633

Russia

Peter the Great's rule begins

1721

Catherine the Great begin her rule

1762

Pugachev's rebellion

1773

General Europe

Thirty years war

1618

Rembrandt paints "Night watch"

1642

Peace of Westphalia

1648

Vermeer paints "The Astronomer"

1668

Northern wars

1700

War of Spanish Succession

1701

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

Fredrick the Great's rule

1746

War of Austrian Succession

1746

Seven year's war

1754

the three partitions of Ploand

1772

1793,1795