British Navigation Acts- Mercantilist laws enacted to restrict colonial trade to Britain in an attempt to make the British the dominant economic power in Europe. [PP #1]
Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the victorious forces in the English Civiv War, becomes Lord Protector
Louis XIV is Coronated- Louis XIV would become a model for absolutist rulers in Europe for centuries to come with his strong control over every aspect of French society. [OS #3]
The death of Oliver Cromwell was caused due to a form of malaria.
Thomas Hobbes publishes Leviathan, and its work concerns the structure of society.
Death of Cardinal Mazzarin and Louie the 14th becomes the chief minister.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert- Colbert is appointed Finance Minister of France under Louis XIV where he would implement mercantilist policies which called for more colonies in order to have access to more raw materials. [INT #4]
Louie the 14th begins construction of the palace of Versailles.
The revocation of Edict of Nantes is known as the Edict of Fontainebleau.
Newton publishes Principia, a three volume book about his laws of motion and universal gravitation.
John Locke publishes 2 treatises on government
John Locke’s essay on Human understanding,. Which describes the mind of birth as a blank slate.
Bank of England Established- Shows the increased amount of capital in England which would make it a leading world economy soon in the future [2.2]
Seed Drill Invented- This invention made agriculture much more efficient and helped to spark the Agricultural Revolution which would in turn spark the Industrial Revolution which brought us into the modern age. [2.4]
Rococo art starts to become popular
Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain.
John Kay invented the flying shuttle, allowing single weaver to work twice as fast.
Frederick II Becomes King of Prussia- Frederick II was known as one of the most successful enlightened absolutists due to his adoption of Enlightenment philosophies and successful military campaigns. [2.1]
Start of war of Austrian Succession. The War of Austrian Succession
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle marks end of War of Austrian Succession.
Montesquieu’s spirit of Laws, a treatise on political theory.