AP European History Timeline


Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

The Hundred Year’s War was a war between England and France over feudal disputes that lasted 116 years, with fighting divided over the course of that time.

Black Death

1348 - 1400

A plague from rats imported from ships from Asia that caused the death of 1/3 of Europe

Italian Renaissance

1350 - 1527

Period of relative peace and intellect throughout Italy that lead to a great deal of art and culture. Also known as the rebirth of culture and movement towards ideals such as humanism.

Northern Renaissance

1450 - 1648

Until 1450, the Italian Renaissance had little effect on Northern Europe. However, ideas began to spread, leading to a Renaissance period in northern Europe and ending after the Thirty Years’ Wa

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

When Martin Luther began a revolutionary movement against the Catholic Church. This inspired other leaders such as John Calvin to also branch off and question the authority of the Catholic Church, as well as expose it's corruption.

Scientific Revolution

1543 - 1687

A period of time where rapid advancement of science and the movement away from religion and more towards science beliefs was prominent.

Catholic Counter Reformation

1545 - 1563

The Catholics finally realized that they needed to make major changes to how they ran the show in order to compete with the new popular protestant movement.


1650 - 1800

When a group of Philosophers really began to question the most fundamental aspects of society and government.

Agricultural Revolution

1700 - 1800

The movement and advancement of crop growing that increased the amount of crop someone could grow, this had huge impacts on Europe and the people.

War of Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

Was over Maria Theresa's right to the throne.

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

When France people got filled up with the monarchy and overthrew it. This eventually led to a reign of terror which was basically another dictatorship until Napoleon arguably restored order.