Western Civilization II 1300-1820

Events

Renaissance

Approx. 1300

Prince Henry's Ships land in the Canary Islands

1415

Invention of the Printing Press

1440

Atlantic Slave Trade

1450

Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas

1492

Martin Luther writes Ninety Five Theses

1517

Pizarro conquers the Inca

1533

Publication of Copernicus's Book

1543

Council of Trent

1545

Galileo Galilei's Invention of the Telescope

1609

Louis XIV Embodies Absolutism

1643

Peter the Great Becomes Russian Tzar

1682

Issac Newton discovers gravity

1687

Glorious Revolution

1688

John Locke's Essay

1690

The Union of 1707

1707

Seven Years' War

1756

Marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

1770

American Revolution

1775

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

National Assembly

1789

Adoption of The Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen

1789

The Great Fear

1789

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

National Assembly Becomes Legislative Assembly

1791

Counter-Revolution at The Vendée

March 1793

Napolean crowns himself "Emperor of the French"

1804

Napolean dominates Europe

1810

Napolean's defeat of the "Hundred Days"

1815