1300-1763

Events

Renaissance begins

1300

Guttenberg invents the printing press

1455

Dias travels to southern tip of Africa

1488

Columbus travels to new world

1492

Line of Demarcation

1493

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

de Gama travels to India

1497

Cabot founds Newfoundland

1497

Machiavelli writes The Prince

1513

Charles I becomes the king of Spanish Empire

1516

More publishes Utopia

1516

Luther posts 95 thesis

1517

Magellan Circumnavigates the Globe

1519 - 1522

Charles I inherits Hapsburg Empire and become Charles I

1519

Cortes travels Tenochitlan

1521

Luther Excomunicated

1521

Diet of worms

1521

Pizarro Conquers the Inca

1533

Henry VIII creates church of England

1533

Cartier explores St. Lawrence River

1534

Act of supremecy

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 throne in England

1547

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Charles V Splits empires and leaves throne

1556

Mary Tudor takes throne in England

1558

Bartholomew Day massacare

1572

Kepler uses math to prove ellipse/heliocentric theory

1600

James I takes power in England

1603

Jamestown settled

1607

Champlain established Quebec

1608

Henry IV Assassinated/ Louis XIII takes throne

1610

Plymouth settled

1620

Cardinal Richelieu appointed chief minister

1624

Charles I takes throne in England

1625

Petition of Rights

1628

Parliament disbanded

1629 - 1640

Galileo tried by inquisition

1633

Descartes publishes Discourse on Method

1636

Long Parliament fights Charles I

1640 - 1653

English civil war

1642 - 1651

Richelieu dies and Mazarine takes position

1642

Louis XIV takes throne

1643

Charles I Beheaded

1649

Charles II takes throne

1660

Mazarine dies and louis XIV takes complete control

1661

Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes

1685

James II takes 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