History

Events

Renaissance begins

1300

Guttenberg invents Printing press

1455

Dias travels to southern tip of Africa

1488

Colombus travels to new world

1492

Line of demarcation

1493

Treaty of tordesillas

1494

cabot founds newfoundland

1497

de gama travels to india

1497

Machiavelli writes The Prince

1513

More publishes Utopia

1516

Charles i becomes king of spanish empire

1516

Luther 95 Theses

1517

Charles I inherits hapsburg empire and becomes chalres v

1519

Magellan Circumnavigates the globe

1519 - 1522

Luther excommunicated

1521

diet of worms

1521

Cortes captures Tenochtitlan

1521

Pizarro captures Incan empire

1532

Edward VIII takes throne in england

1533

Henry VIII creates church of england

1533

Cartier explores St. Lawrence river

1534

Act of Supremacy

1534

Calvin writes The Institutes of Christian Religion

1536

Calvin sets up a theocracy in Geneva

1541

Copernicus writes on the revolutions of the heavenly spheres

1543

Council of trent

1545 - 1563

Edward VI takes the throne

1547

Mary Tudor takes English throne

1553

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Charles v splits empires and leaves throne

1556

Elizabeth I takes the throne

1558

Bartholomew day massacre

1572

henry iv takes power in france

1589

Edict of Nantes

1598

James I takes power in England

1603

Jamestown settled

1607

Champlain founds quebec city

1608

Plymouth settled

1620

Cardinal Richelleu appointed chief minister

1624

Charles I takes the throne in England

1625

Petition of Right signed

1628

Parliament disbanded

1629 - 1640

Galileo tried by inquisition

1633

Descartes publishes discourse on method

1637

Long parliament fights king charles I

1640 - 1653

English Civil War

1642 - 1651

Louis XIV takes the throne

1643

Charles I beheaded

1649

Charles II takes the throne

1660

Richelieu dies and mazarin takes position

1661

Louis xiv revokes the edict of nantes

1685

James II Takes the throne

1685

Newton publishes theory on gravity

1687

Glorious revolution

1688

English bill of rights

1689

french and indian war

1754

Treaty of Paris

1763