AP European History Timeline


Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

Feudal disputes between England & France. Started by Edward III (grandson of Philip the Fair of France) when he made a claim on the French Throne.

Black Death

1347 - 1351

Bubonic Plague struck Europe at its harbors. Killing 1/3 of the population.

Italian Renaissance

1350 - 1527

Da Vinci

Great Schism

1378 - 1417

Appearance of three rival Popes competing for leadership.
-Pope Urban VI: Firs pope elected after the return of the Papacy to Rome.
-Pope Clament VII: Replaces Urban VI
-Pope Alexander V: Replaces both previous Popes.
(ALL THREE claim Pope title.)


1517 - 1648

Began with Luther's posting of his 95 thesis. Ended with the Thirty Years' War.

Henry VII creates the Church of England (Anglican Church)


Henry VII establishes the Anglican Church in England to divorce his wife.

Scientific Revolution

1543 - 1688

-Natural Philosophers and Scientific growth.

Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British


Elizabeth I of England was queen at the time.

Execution of Charles I


Ends English Civil War

Agricultural Revolution

1750 - 1800

Period where efficiency of agriculture provided better life
-Lead to the Industrial Revolution

French Revolution

1789 - 1815

-Louis XVI : King of France

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

Aug. 27 1789

October Days

Oct 5, 1789 - Oct 7, 1789

Working women in Paris revolt at the palace of Versailles. Royal family is removed from Versailles and moved to Paris.

Austria-Prussian War

4 June 1866 - 23 August 1866

The Austro-Prussian War or Seven Weeks' War fought in 1866 between the German Confederation under the leadership of the Austrian Empire and its German allies on one side and the Kingdom of Prussia with its German allies on the other,
-resulted in Prussian dominance over the German states.

World War I

1914 - 1919

World War II

1939 - 1945

Started Sep. 1 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland. Ended with the atomic bombs dropping on

English Kings


King Henry VI of England

1422 - 1461

was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. Succeeded to the French throne on the death of his father then again at the death of his grandfather Charles VI shortly afterwards. Henry inherited the long-running Hundred Years War (1337–1453)

Henry VII

1485 - 1509

Was King of England from seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, and the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

Henry VIII of England

1509 - 1547

First English King of Ireland
Separated from the Roman Catholic Church to become head of the Church of England in order to receive an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon

French Kings