European History (1500-1800) by Parker LaCourse

Eras

The Renaissance

Approx. 1450 - 1550

Age of Exploration

1490 - 1700

Scientific Revolution

1500 - 1700

Protestant Reformation

1515 - 1650

Counter Reformation

1540 - 1650

Age of Absolutism

1650 - 1775

Age of Enlightenment

1675 - 1800

Major Wars and Events

Habsburg-Valois Wars (FRA v. ESP)

1521 - 1544

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Peak of Witchcraft Trials

1580 - 1630

Thirty Years War (Habsburgs v. Anti-Habs)

1618 - 1648

Peace of Westphalia

December 1648

Peace of Pyrenees

1659

The Fallout of the Ottoman Empire

1683

War of the League of Augsburg (FRA v. Grand Alliance)

1689 - 1697

Treaty of Ryswick

1697

Great Northern War (RUS v. SWE)

1701 - 1721

Peace of Nystadt

1721

Seven Years War (FRA v. ENG)

1756 - 1763

Treaty of Paris of 1763

1763

Decleration of Pillnitz

1791

Germanic States

Johann Tetzel

1465 - 1519

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Ulrich Zwingli

1484 - 1531

Johann Eck

1486 - 1543

r. Emperor Maximilian I of Austria

1493 - 1519

95 Theses by Luther

1517

r. Emperor Charles V

December 1519 - 1556

Peasant's War

1524 - 1525

Seige of Vienna

1529

Marburg Colloquy

1529

Diet of Augsburg

1530

Schmalkaldic League Established

1531

Council of Trent

1542 - 1563

Schmalkaldic Wars (HRE v. Schmalk. League)

1546 - 1547

r. King Sigismund III (POL)

1587 - 1631

Bohemian Period (30YW)

1618 - 1625

r. Emperor (Archduke) Ferdinand II

1619 - 1637

Battle of White Mountain (HRE v. Bohemia)

1620

Edict of Restitution

1629

r. Frederick William the Great Elector (Prus.)

1640 - 1688

r. King Leopold I (AUT)

1658 - 1705

r. King Frederick III (Prus.)

December 1688 - 1713

Treaty of Karlowitz

1699

r. Emperor Christian VI

1711 - 1740

Pragmatic Sanction (AUT)

1713

r. King Frederick William I (Prus.)

December 1713 - 1740

r. Maria Theresa (AUT)

1740 - 1780

r. King Frederick II the Great (Prus.)

12/1740 - 1786

War of Austrian Succession (AUT v. FRA)

December 10, 1740 - 1748

Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle

1748

r. King Joseph II (AUT)

12/1780 - 1790

r. Emperor Leopold II

1790 - 1792

France

John Calvin

1509 - 1564

r. King Francis I

1515 - 1547

Catherine de' Medici

1519 - 1589

r. King Henry II

1547 - 1559

r. King Charles IX

1560 - 1574

Massacre at Vassy

1562

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

1572

r. King Henry III

December 1574 - 1589

War of the Three Henrys

1587 - 1589

r. Henry IV (of Navarre)

December 1589 - 1610

Edict of Nantes

1598

r. King Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

r. Cardinal Richelieu

1624 - 1642

French Period (30YW)

1635 - 1648

Franco-Swedish Period (30YW)

1635 - 1648

r. Cardinal Mazarin

December 1642 - 1661

r. King Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Battle of Rocroi (30YW) [FRA v. ESP]

1643

First Fronde

1648 - 1649

Second Fronde

1650 - 1652

Wars of Louis XIV

1667 - 1713

Dutch Wars (FRA v. NED)

1672 - 1678

r. Bishop Jacques Bossuet

1672 - 1704

r. King Louis XV

December 1715 - 1774

French and Indian War (FRA v. ENG)

1754 - 1763

Marie Antoinette

December 1774 - 1792

r. King Louis XVI

December 1774 - 1792

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Tennis Court Oath

1789

England

War of Roses

1455 - 1485

Thomas Cromwell

1485 - 1540

Catherine of Aragon (1st Wive)

1485 - 1563

Anne Boleyn (2nd Wive)

1501 - 1536

Jane Seymour (3rd Wive)

1508 - 1537

r. King Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Act of Supremacy

1534

r. Mary, Queen of Scots

1542 - 1587

r. King Edward VI

December 1547 - 1553

r. Bloody Mary

December 1553 - 1558

r. Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

r. King James I

1603 - 1625

r. King Charles I

1626 - 1649

Petition of Right

1628

English Civil War

1642 - 1646

r. Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell

1653 - 1658

r. King Charles II

1660 - 1685

r. James II

1685 - 1688

Glorious Revolution

1688

Bill of Righs

1689

r. William of Orange and Mary II

1689 - 1702

r. King George I

1714 - 1727

r. Prime Minister Wadpole

1721 - 1742

r. King George II

December 1727 - 1760

French and Indian War (FRA v. ENG)

1754 - 1763

r. Prime Minister Pitt the Elder

May 1757 - 1761

r. King George III

1761 - 1820

r. Prime Minister Pitt the Younger

1783 - 1801

Spain

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

r. King Charles V

December 1516 - 1556

r. King Philip II

December 10, 1556 - 1598

Battle of Lepanto (ESP v. TUR)

1571

Spanish Armada (ESP v. ENG)

1588

r. King Philip III

December 1598 - 1621

r. King Philip IV

December 30 1621 - 1665

r. King Philip V

1700 - 1746

War of Spanish Succession (ESP v. Grand Alliance)

1702 - 1713

Peace of Utrecht

1713

r. King Charles III

1759 - 1788

Russia

r. Ivan IV the Terrible

1533 - 1584

r. Michael Romanov

1613 - 1645

r. Peter the Great

1689 - 1725

r. Catherine the Great

1762 - 1796

Pugachev's Rebellion

1773 - 1775

Charter of the Nobility

1785

Scandinavia

r. King Christian II (DEN)

1513 - 1523

r. King Frederick I (DEN)

December 1523 - 1533

r. Gustavus Vasa (SWE)

December 1523 - 1560

r. King Christian III (DEN)

1534 - 1559

r. King Christian IV (DEN)

1588 - 1648

r. Gustavus Adolphus (SWE)

1611 - 1632

Danish Period (30YW)

1625 - 1629

Swedish Period (30YW)

1630 - 1648

Battle of Lutzen (30YW) [DEU v. SWE]

1632

r. Christina (SWE)

1633 - 1654

Battle of Nordlingen (30YW) [HRE v. SWE]

1634

Franco-Swedish Period (30YW)

1635 - 1648

r. King Charles X (SWE)

1654 - 1660

r. King Charles XI (SWE)

December 1660 - 1697

r. King Christian V (DEN)

1670 - 1699

r. King Charles XII (SWE)

1698 - 1718

r. King Christian VII (DEN)

1766 - 1808

r. King Gustavus III (SWE)

1771 - 1792

Italy & Vatican City

Italian Wars

1494 - 1559

Pope Julius II

1503 - 1513

Pope Leo X

December 1513 - 1521

Indulgence Jubilee (Pope Leo X)

1517

Pope Adrian VI

1522 - 1523

Pope Clement VII

12/1523 - 1534

Sack of Rome

1527

Pope Paul III

12/1534 - 1549

Pope Julius III

12/1550 - 1555

Pope Paul IV

12/1555 - 1559

Pope Pius IV

12/1559 - 1565

Pope Pius V

12/1566 - 1572

Pope Gregory XIII

12/1572 - 1585

Pope Sixtus V

12/1585 - 1590

Pope Clement VIII

12/1592 - 1605

Pope Paul V

12/1605 - 1621

Pope Gregory XV

12/1621 - 1623

Pope Urban VIII

12/1623 - 1644

Pope Clement XI

12/1700 - 1721

Pope Benedict XIV

12/1740 - 1758

Pope Clement XIII

12/1758 - 1769

Pope Clement XIV

12/1769 - 1774

Pope Pius VI

1775 - 1799

Other

Suleiman I the MAgnificent (Ottoman)

1520 - 1566

Battle of Mohacs (Ottoman Empire v. Hungary)

1526

Revolt in the Netherlands

1566 - 1609

Official recognition of United Provinces (NED)

1648

r. William III of Orange (NED)

1672 - 1702

Marquis of Pombal (POR)

1699 - 1782