AP European History

Events

Marco Polo's travels to Asia

1271 - 1295

The Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

Petrarch proposes a new kind of education

1345

The Black Death

1347 - 1351

The Great Schism

1378 - 1417

Joan of Arc executed

1431

Rule of Cosimo de' Medici in Florence

1434 - 1464

Filippo builds the Dome of Florence

1436

Printing Press developed by Johann Gutenberg

1439

Reign of Ivan the Great

1440 - 1505

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain

1469

Spanish Inquisition

1478 - 1834

Life of Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Reign of Henry VIII

1491 - 1547

First voyage of Columbus

1492

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

1498

Opening of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

1502

Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

1508 - 1512

Life of John Calvin

1509 - 1564

Raphael's School of Athens

1509 - 1511

Reign of Pope Leo X

1513 - 1521

Thomas More's Utopia

1516

Erasmus's Education of a Christian Prince

1516

Magellan's voyage around the world

1519 - 1522

Spanish conquest of Mexico

1519 - 1521

Reign of Charles V

1519 - 1550

Diet of Worms

1521

German Peasants' War

1524 - 1525

Augsburg Confession

1530

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

1532

Pizarro's conquest of the Inca

1533

Reign of Ivan the Terrible

1533 - 1584

Reign of Elizabeth I

1533 - 1603

Reign of Pope Paul III

1534 - 1549

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Scientific Revolution

1550 - 1700

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Life of William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

Reign of James I

1566 - 1625

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1572

Union of Utrecht

1579

England defeats the Spanish Armada

1588

Edict of Nantes

1598 - 1685

Artemesia Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes

1612

Thirty Years' War

1618 - 1648

Reign of Frederick William the Great Elector

1620 - 1688

Cardinal Richelieu as Chief Minister

1624 - 1642

Reign of Charles I

1625 - 1649

English Civil War

1642 - 1651

Reign of Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Peace of Westphalia

1648

England as a Commonwealth

1649 - 1653

Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan

1651

Reign of Charles II

1660 - 1685

Restoration

1660

Test Act

1673

Reign of Peter the Great

1682 - 1721

Enlightenment

1685 - 1815

Reign of James II

1685 - 1688

Reign of Frederick William I

1688 - 1740

Glorious Revolution

1688 - 1689

English Bill of Rights

1689

John Locke's Two Treatise on Civil Government

1689

Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

War of Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Reign of Frederick I

1740 - 1786