Social/artistic Changes

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Baroque Art Movement

1600

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

1619

Rembrandt paints "Night Watch"

1642

French Classicism

1650

Vermeer paints "The Astronomer"

1668

Isaac Newton's "Principia"

1687

Locke's "2nd Treatise of Government"

1689

Watt's Steam engine invented

1705

Kay's flying shuttle invented

1733

Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws"

1748

Diderot's "Encyclopedia"

1751

Voltaire's "Candide"

1759

Rousseau's "Emile"

1762

Hargreaves Spinning Jenny invented

1764

Arkwright's water frame invented

1769

Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations"

1776

Cartwright's power loom invented

1784

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

Malthus' ideas on population

1798

Romanticism

1800

Friedrich List's Economic Nationalism

1841

Marx & Engles "The Communist Manifesto"

1848

Early Utopian Socialist ideals emerge: Charles Fourier, Louis Blanc

1848

Literary and Artistic Realism

1850

Darwin's "Origin of Species"

1859

Pasteur's Germ Theory

1860

Impressionist Movement

1874

Post-Impressionism

1880

Emile Zola's "J'Accuse"

1898

Kipling writes "White Man's Burden'

1899

Descartes's "Discourse on Method"

1937