AP European History Timeline

time periods

Italian renaissance

1300 - 1527

Re-birth of classical ideas. Started in Italy around 1300. High renaissance was around 1450-1527.

northern renaissance

1450 - 1648

renaissance ideals spread over to northern Europe.

Commercial Revolution

1500 - 1700

time of colonization and mercantilism

Scientific Revolution

1500 - 1700

age of new scientific discoveries

Reformation and wars on Religion

1517 - 1648

age of wars and revolts. crucial figures will change religion as a whole.

Absolutism

1600 - 1750

age of absolute monarchs

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

War against King Charles I

Enlightment

1685 - 1815

age of reason, new discoveries, new ideals

French revolution

1789 - 1799

Napoleon

1799 - 1815

great emperor of France. lots of wars.

events

invention of printing press (guttenberg)

1440

The printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440, based on existing screw presses.

Medici take power in Florence

1469

Start of Tutor dynasty Henry VII

1485

German peasants revolt

1524 - 1525

peasants inspired by Martin Luther

sack of rome

1527

ended the Italian renaissance

dutch revolt

1584 - 1609

ended in dutch separation from Spain

30 years war

1618 - 1648

religious war ignited by the reformations.

Treaty of Westphalia

1648

ended religious wars in europe

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

french and Indian war

american revolution

1775 - 1783

American revolution.

people

petrarch

1304 - 1374

father of humanism

erasmus

1466 - 1536

religious tolerant humanist

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

heliocentric theory

henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Most famous tutor monarch.act of succession and head of Anglican church

mary I (england)

1553 - 1558

daughter of henry VIII, catholic queen.

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

the virgin queen. Referred to England's golden age. Last tutor monarch.

rule of James I of England

1567 - 1625

tycho brahe

1577 - 1578

astronomer

rule of king henry iv of France

1589 - 1610

politique ruler of France. Paris is worth a mass.

Rule of Charles I of England

1625 - 1649

decapitated as result of the English civil war

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

the sun king, absolute french monarch

Voltaire

1694 - 1778

enlightenment philosophe. religious freedom.

Fredrick the great of Prussia

1740 - 1786

enlightened absolutist

Cathrine the Great

1762 - 1796

enlightened absolutist

Joseph II of Austria

1765 - 1790

enlightened absolutist

Rule of king Louis XVI

1774 - 1792

was executed as a result of the french revolution