Industrialisation and Global Integration c.1750 to c. 1900

Events

Life of John Locke

1632 - 1704

Life of Voltaire

1694 - 1778

Life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

John Kay develops the flying shuttle

1733

Life of Toussaint Louverture

1744 - 1803

Life of Olympe de Gouges

1748 - 1793

Life of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

1753 - 1811

Life of Eli Whitney

1765 - 1825

James Watt patents steam engine

1765

Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

Life of Ram Mohan Roy

1772 - 1833

Life of Klemens von Metternich

1773 - 1859

Reign of King Louis XVI

1774 - 1793

American Revolution

1775 - 1781

Samuel Crompton develops the spinning mule

1779

Life of Simon Bolivar

1783 - 1830

Edmund Cartwright develops power loom

1785

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1803

Eli Whitney introduces Interchangeable Parts

1797

Reign of Napoleon

1799 - 1814

Lousiana Purchase

1803

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

Life of Giuseppe Mazzini

1805 - 1872

Reign of Muhammad Ali in Egypt

1805 - 1848

Life of Giuseppe Garibaldi

1807 - 1882

Reign of Sultan Mahmud II

1808 - 1839

Life of Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

Life of Camillo di Cavour

1810 - 1861

Wars of Independence in Latin America

1810 - 1825

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Life of Taiping leader Hong Xiuquan

1814 - 1864

Life of Otto von Bismark

1815 - 1898

War of Greek Independence

1821 - 1827

Founding of Singapore

1824

Rule of Juan Manuel de Rosas in Argentina

1829 - 1852

George Stephenson's locomotive

1829

Reform Bill Expands electorate to House of Commons

1832

Factory Act restricts employment of women and children in textile Factories

1833

Trail of Tears

1838 - 1839

Tanzimat Era

1839 - 1876

Opium War

1839 - 1842

Treaty of Waitangi

1840

Mines Act restricts employment of women and children in textile mines

1842

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish Manifesto of Communist party

1848

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

California Gold Rush

1849

La Reforma in Mexico

1850 - 1860

Taiping Rebellion

1850 - 1864

Life of Cecil Rhodes

1853 - 1902

Crimean War

1853 - 1856

Arrival of Commodore Perry in Japan

1853

Reign of Tsar Alexander II

1855 - 1881

Bessemer Converter Developed

1856

Sepoy Rebellion

1857

Unification of Italy

1859 - 1870

Construction of the Suez Canal

1859 - 1869

Self-Strengthening Movement

1860 - 1895

Land wars in New Zealand

1860 - 1864

U.S. Civil War

1861 - 1865

Emancipation of the Serfs

1861

Unification of Germany

1864 - 1871

Reign of King Leopold II of Begium

1865 - 1909

French Troops Withdraw from Mexico

1867

Establishment of the Dominion of Canada

1867

Reconstruction of the United States

1867 - 1877

Meiji Restoration

1868

Completion of the transcontinental railroad in the US

1869

Battle of Little Bighorn

1876

Promulgation of the Ottoman Constitution

1876

Rule of Porfirio Diaz in Mexico

1876 - 1911

Berlin West Africa Conference

1884 - 1885

Northwest Rebellion

1885

Completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad

1885

Founding of the Indian National Congress

1885

Promulgation of the Meiji Constitution

1889

Massacre at Wounded Knee

1890

Reign of Tsar Nicholas II

1894 - 1917

Sino-Japanese War

1894 - 1895

Term of office of US president William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Hundred Days reform

1898

Spanish-Cuban-American War

1898 - 1899

Boer War

1899 - 1902

Boxer Rebellion

1900

Term of office of US president Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

Russo Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Construction of the Panama Canal

1904 - 1914

Revolution of 1905 in Russia

1905

Maji Maji Rebellion

1905 - 1906

Founding of All-India Muslim League

1906

Young Turks era

1908 - 1918

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Henry Ford develops the assembly line

1913